Political Science

41.03.04In english and russian

Level of education Bachelor

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 4 years

Main courses
  • History of Political Science
  • History of Political Doctrines
  • Political Analysis and Political Forecast
  • Political Communication
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Theories of Public Policy
  • Computer Software for Empirical Political Research
  • Political Philosophy
  • Russian Politics
  • Comparative Political Science
  • Gender Policy
  • Political Management
  • Government Relations
  • Business and Politics
  • Political Marketing and Advertising
  • Ethnic Politics
  • Modern World Politics (in English)
  • Mathematical Methods of Analysis and Modelling of Political Processes
  • Introduction to Political Analysis
  • Management of Election Campaigns
  • Policy and Law in International Relations
Our advantages
  • There is an opportunity to receive a fundamental humanitarian and practice-oriented education. It is political science – a science that studies political organisation and political institutions, and issues of national and foreign policy. It will make a student in demand and competitive in the modern world
  • To become a political scientist and to professionally understand politics and to learn how to manage it, it is necessary to be competent in the relevant fields of knowledge and to acquire skills in the field of interdisciplinary research. The curriculum of the programme solves these tasks
  • Graduates of the programme work in the field of: political consulting; applied research; political analysis and counselling; PR; and GR
International relations

Students have an opportunity to take part in academic mobility programmes.There are over 300 leading universities in Europe, America and Asia among partner universities. Depending on the programme, students may qualify for a scholarship and either paid or free accommodation in a hall of residence. The list of academic mobility programmes is updated annually. All up-to-date information can be found on the St Petersburg University International Affairs website in theStudents Exchange Programme section.

Examples of Academic partners:

  • University of Ottawa (Canada)
  • Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznań, Poland)
  • Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland)
  • University of Wrocław (Poland)
  • European Forum for Migration Studies at the Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg, Germany
  • Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
Сareer opportunities

The programme is aimed at training qualified, competitive personnel for governmental agencies and local administrations, political parties and public associations, local authorities, business structures, international organisations, mass media, academic and research organisations .

The graduate can pursue a career of:
  • Public servant at the regulatory bodies of various levels

  • Specialist in the field of political analysis and forecasting
  • PR and GR specialist
  • Political strategist
  • Political journalist
  • Research worker in the field of sociopolitics
  • Professional politician

Graduates of the programme are much-in-demand in: government relations departments of Russian and foreign companies; expert and analytical structures of government and local authorities; analytical groups of political parties; government and independent analytical centres; analytical departments and services of banks; and marketing campaigns to name just a few.

Among the prospective jobs are:
  • Political programme evaluator
  • Expert in political expertise
  • State and municipal government relations advisor
  • Manager of corporate public programmes
  • State and municipal employee
  • Specialist in monitoring the external environment of the organisation
  • Mass media analyst
  • Grant manager
  • Project manager
  • Community manager