Russian Studies

41.03.02In english and russian

Level of education Bachelor

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 4 years

Programme description
  • Russian Studies is the only educational programme of its kind among the programmes offered by other higher education institutions in Russia. Its curriculum is focused on an in-depth study of Russian, CIS and Baltic regions against the background of the world history
  • The acquired competences will help students form an objective view of the place of Russia in the global cultural and historical process and give an unbiased assessment of its role in the formation of civilisational and geopolitical aspects of the world history and politics
  • The programme is taught in Russian and English, thus making students become fluent in Russian as a foreign language. The graduates also acquire skills of practical and research activity in the field of history, culture and politico-social structure of Russia and its regions. They may pursue a career at various public and commercial institutions related to the Russian culture, such as museums, libraries, archives, mass media, etc
Main courses
  • Area Studies Through Language
  • Peoples of Russia
  • Russian Culture and Art
  • Nature and Society in the History of Russia
  • Geography of Russia
  • History of St Petersburg
  • History of Russian Literature
  • Mass Media Language
  • Spoken Russian
Our advantages
  • Russian Studies is the only academic programme of its kind among the programmes offered by other higher education institutions in Russia
  • The programme is taught in two languages
  • Its curriculum is focused on an in-depth study of Russian, CIS and Baltic regions against the background of the world history
  • The acquired competences will help students form a holistic view of the place of Russia in the global cultural and historical process and give an unbiased assessment of its role in the formation of civilisational and geopolitical aspects of the world history and politics
  • The graduates acquire skills of practical and research activity in the field of history, culture and politico-social structure of Russia and its regions
  • Students carry out research in historical, political and cultural issues under the supervision of leading Russian scholars
International relations
  • Belarusian State University (the Republic of Belarus)
  • New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria)
  • University of Passau (Germany)
  • Tianjin Normal University (China)
  • University of Bergen (Norway)
  • University of Wrocław (Poland)
Practical training and career opportunities

Internships at

  • The Hermitage

  • State Museum of the History of St Petersburg
  • Russian Museum
  • Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Russian State Historical Archive
  • SPbU Research Library named after M. Gorky

Professions

  • Specialist in organisational support and records administration
  • Researcher
  • Archive worker
  • Museum worker
  • Librarian
  • Creative professional
  • Mass media professionals, including editorial offices and publishing houses
  • Specialist in historical, cultural and experiential tourism
  • Guide
  • Educator (cultural and educational centres)