Additional Educational Programmes

St Petersburg University offers a wide range of additional educational programmes which allow you to get familiar with the subjects beyond your curricular. If you are passionate about studying foreign languages, apart those that are included in your curricular, you can choose an additional education programme in Chinese, Japanese, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Greek, Arab, Azerbaijani, and Hebrew, to name but a few. You can also choose to study law, economics, sociology, IT, psychology.

Below you can find information about the additional educational programmes taught in English. 

For more information about additional educational programmes offered by St Petersburg University please click here.

 

 

Lecturers of the Institute of Earth Sciences of the St. Petersburg State University will enable students to get the complex of knowledge necessary for active participation in the development of mineral resources of the World Ocean.

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The uniqueness of the program lies in the multidisciplinary approach to the training of students to new competencies related to the study and development of offshore mineral deposits. Given the need for a balanced approach to the development of underwater minerals with minimizing environmental impact, students will gain knowledge not only in marine geology, but also in marine ecosystems. The same applies to the sections of the programs on marine technology, maritime law and economic of marine exploration and exploitation. Despite the relevance of specialists in this new industry, there are no similar in the Russian and foreign educational programs.

Recently (since the 2000s), marine mining has been intensively developing all over the world, aimed at exploration and subsequent exploitation of minerals, both within the exclusive economic zones of coastal states and in the International Seabed Area.

The mission of the program is to fill the knowledge gaps in marine geology and in other related fields of science. There is a sharp shortage of qualified personnel able to correctly formulate a strategy for carrying out work on different types of marine minerals, to select the necessary methods, to conduct work and to process the data. In addition to geological knowledge, the program should expand the knowledge of graduates in the field of modern sea technology, marine ecology and oceanology, international maritime law and the world economy of mineral raw materials for getting the widest possible range of knowledge related to the exploration and exploitation of marine minerals - the last mineral reserve of mankind within our planet.

 

Main modules of the program

  • basic notions of marine geology
  • basics of oceanography and marine ecology
  • basics of marine magmatism, tectonics, sedimentation, and metallogeny
  • basic methods and technologies of marine geological and geophysical studies
  • types of marine minerals
  • methods of marine mineral resources development and processing
  • basics of legal regulation of works in the international seabed area


Upon the completion of the study program a student should be able to:

  • make sense of basic notions of oceanography, marine geology and ecology
  • apply the knowledge obtained when participating at all types of marine geological exploration works
  • actively participate in shipborne geological works and understand the other types of marine fieldworks
  • suggest effective methods of field data processing
  • analyze the data, summarize them, prepare the reports
  • present the results in both presentations and publications

Program supervisor:

Dr. Georgy Cherkashov

Professor of the Institute of the Earth Sciences, member of the Legal and Technical Commission of the international Seabed Authority

Lecturers

Dr. German Leichenkov, Professor of the Institute of the Earth Sciences

Dr. Alexey Piskarev, Professor of the Institute of the Earth Sciences

Dr. Vladislav Kuznetsov, Professor of the Institute of the Earth Sciences

Dr. Victor Ionov, Ass. Professor of the Institute of the Earth Sciences

Dr. Alexey Krylov, Ass. Professor of the Institute of the Earth Sciences

Dr. Andrey Chernykh, Ass. Professor of the Institute of the Earth Sciences

Dr. Ivan Alekseev, Ass. Professor of the Institute of the Earth Sciences

Form of training: Full-time, maybe a combination of full-time and distance learning

Period of implementation: October to May (specific terms of training are agreed), duration – from 2 weeks.

Cost of education in 2020/2021: 180 000 rubles

 

The programme is designed to train employees of diplomatic missions of foreign countries in Russia who want to achieve the A2 level of Russian.

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Programme type: General education programme

Type of study: Full-time

Workload: 328 hours (220 contact hours)

Tuition fee: 88,000 roubles.

The main idea of the programme is to provide employees of diplomatic missions with an opportunity to: master Russian at the A2 level; acquire elements of the professional communicative competence (a diplomat’s competence) in Russian; and obtain the local knowledge about Russia and its history in a convenient mode.

The lecturers are leading experts in the field of Russian as a foreign language, authors of textbooks and study guides on Russian as a foreign language, experienced teachers and developers of programmes in Russian as a foreign language.

Successful mastering of the course will enable employees of diplomatic missions of foreign countries to: read and listen to the A2 level texts in Russian; use correctly grammatical structures when writing various texts and when speaking with native speakers of the Russian language; and participate in standard communicative situations and elementary communicative situations of professional communication. As part of the course, students will learn about the history and traditions of contemporary Russia. They will also get acquainted with texts on the history of diplomacy, machinery of a state, and diplomatic etiquette in Russian.

The programme provides practical classes in Russian. They are either integrated or aspect-oriented and cover such aspects as ‘Grammar. Vocabulary’, ‘Reading’, ‘Writing’, ‘Speaking’, and ‘Listening’. The programme has been designed taking into account professional needs of students.

Target audience: employees of diplomatic missions, embassies, and consulates

The programme website: https://russian4foreigners.spbu.ru/ru/education/rki/for-diplomats.html

 

 

 

This non-degree programme is designed to train foreign teachers preparing to teach mathematical academic disciplines.  During the training, students will master Russian at a level of proficiency comparable to the B2 level. The programme includes four levels of Russian language proficiency: from A1 to B2.  According to the results of a placement test and an interview, students are recommended the discipline (Level) that is most appropriate for their level of language proficiency.

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Type of study (fourth filter): Full-time, online training using ICT is possible

Duration: 12 months/48 weeks

Workload: 576 hours (288 contact hours)

Programme type (third filter): General education programme

Tuition fee: A1 – 50,320 roubles; A2 – 68,930 roubles; B2 – 78,185 roubles.

The lecturers are leading experts in the field of Russian as a foreign language, authors of textbooks and study guides on Russian as a foreign language, experienced teachers and developers of programmes in Russian as a foreign language.

Successful mastering of the course will enable foreign teachers of mathematics to: read and listen to the B2 level texts in Russian; use correctly grammatical structures when writing various texts and when speaking with native speakers of the Russian language; and master the scientific language.

The programme provides practical classes in Russian. They are either integrated or aspect-oriented and cover such aspects as ‘Grammar. Vocabulary’, ‘Reading’, ‘Writing’, ‘Speaking’, ‘Listening’, and ‘Scientific Language’.  Interactive forms of classes are used: instructed actions and role-playing games. The programme has been designed taking into account professional needs of students.

The programme website: https://russian4foreigners.spbu.ru/ru/education/rki/for-diplomats.html

 

 

This comprehensive programme provides a short-term theoretical insight into the current Russian political system, economy and situation in the world arena. What is more, international students get an insight into the fundamentals of national project management.

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Type of study: full-time.

Duration: 1 week

Workload: 41 hours (21 contact hours).

Tuition fee: 35,000 roubles.

Beginning of instruction: as and when groups are formed; when concluding an agreement for simultaneous training of 6 or more people, the terms are discussed with the client company individually.

The programme is aimed at familiarising international students with: the political system of the Russian Federation; modern foreign policy and the country's position in the world arena; economic and cultural diplomacy; and the specifics of project management.

Graduates of the programme will be capable of:

- understanding the characteristics of the modern foreign policy of the Russian Federation and the country's position on the world arena;                                                                

- applying their knowledge by analysing the evolution of Russia's foreign policy; 

- understanding the main trends of the foreign policy of the leading foreign states, their diplomacy and relations with the Russian Federation;

- simulating administrative processes and procedures taking place in the government agencies of the Russian Federation;

- thinking systematically, setting goals and choosing ways to achieve them, identifying the international political and diplomatic meaning of problems and processes;

- applying scientific approaches, concepts and methods developed within the framework of modern social sciences and humanities for an independent analysis of theoretical and empirical problems.

Main topics:

  • Russian foreign policy
  • Russian political system
  • Integration processes in the post-Soviet space
  • Russian economic diplomacy and soft power
  • Project management in Russia

 Contact information:

+7(812) 363-64-63, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

Anna Sidorova

 

 

This short-term programme is designed for different levels of basic education. It makes it possible for students, in the shortest possible period, to master the skills of modelling the activities of UN institutions. Basic theoretical concepts about the contemporary role of international intergovernmental organisations are formed as a result of studying the case of the United Nations, its history, structure and main areas of activity in the context of global political processes. Students also acquire practical skills in modelling the activities of UN institutions.

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Type of study: full-time.

Duration: 1 week.

Workload: 33 hours (17 contact hours).

Tuition fee: 6,000 roubles.

Beginning of instruction: as and when groups are formed; when concluding an agreement for simultaneous training of 30 or more people, the terms are discussed with the client company individually.

Graduates of the programme will be capable of:

- understanding the specifics of the modern role of international intergovernmental organisations in the context of global political processes;

- modelling the activities of international intergovernmental organisations using  the UN as an example;

- analysing and forecasting the activities of international intergovernmental organisations using the UN as an example.

Contact information:

+7(812) 363-64-63, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

Anna Sidorova

 

 

The programme makes it possible for students, in the shortest possible period, to understand the specifics of: conducting various types of international negotiations; and the preparatory stage of international negotiations. They will work out negotiation technologies during business games.  Particular emphasis is laid on the study of the psychological fundamentals of international negotiations. These can significantly increase their effectiveness.

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Type of study: full-time.

Duration: 1 to 5 weeks.

Workload: 33 hours (17 contact hours).

Tuition fee: 15,000 roubles.

Beginning of instruction: as and when the groups are formed; when concluding an agreement for simultaneous training of 6 or more people, the terms are discussed with the client company individually.

The programme is aimed at:

The formation of basic theoretical ideas about negotiations; and an understanding of the specifics of the psychological and ethnic characteristics of international negotiations.

Graduates of the programme will be capable of:

- understanding the theory of the negotiation process;

- applying methods and tactics in the course of international negotiations;

- analysing the negotiation process.

Main topics:

  • International negotiations as a practical activity
  • Conducting various types of negotiations. Preparation of international negotiations
  • Methods and tactics of negotiations
  • Psychological foundations and ethnic characteristics of negotiations

 Contact information:

+7(812) 363-64-63, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

Anna Sidorova

 

 

The professional development programme is aimed at deepening and expanding students’ conventional views on the socio-cultural and socio-economic processes of contemporary Russian society. It also introduces students to the current methods, concepts and ideas.

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Type of study: full-time.

Duration: 8 weeks                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Workload: 164 hours (92 contact hours).

Tuition fee: 32,500 roubles.

Beginning of instruction: as and when groups are formed; when concluding an agreement for simultaneous training of 10 or more people, the terms are discussed with the client company individually.

Description:

The programme focuses on developing analytical skills and techniques, including a range of various intellectual strategies that increase competitiveness in the space of Russian society.

The teaching staff of the programme include a number of experts who have developed course modules based on their own unique author's research material. The experts have had experience of working with a wide audience and teaching using cutting-edge interactive and conversational methods.

The programme favourably combines classical and modern conversational teaching methods. It is focused on engaging an international audience in interdisciplinary dialogue and creating practical solutions and productive communication. The programme is interdisciplinary as it covers different fields of knowledge (sociology, economics, international relations) and develops competencies from disciplinary areas (sociology and economics).

Graduates of the programme will be capable of:

- carrying out a critical analysis of problem situations in contemporary Russian society on the basis of current ideas and approaches of sociology and social sciences;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     - attracting competent specialists to develop an action plan;

- involving the ideas of modern sociology in the management of a scientific or applied project at all stages of its life cycle;

- applying modern communication technologies and skills, especially in an English-speaking international and interdisciplinary environment, for academic and professional interaction;

- analysing the dynamics of social and cultural processes and the problems they pose to Russian society;

- analysing and taking into account in personal, public, professional and social activities the cultural diversity of contemporary Russian society and the forms of its organisation;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - analysing the factors affecting human resource management practices and applying the skills of working with tools for the development of social, cultural and symbolic capital of a modern corporation in Russian society.

Main topics:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Glam-Capitalism and New Forms of Inequality

  • National Context Effects on HRM Practices: Case of Russia
  • Social Problems in Digital Society
  • Methodology of Sociological Research
  • Human Capital Development in VUCA World: Russian Features
  • International Dimension of the Russian Society
  • Models for a Sociological Analysis of Social Inclusion and Social Exclusion of Transnational Migrants in Everyday Life
  • Public Spaces in Big European Cities: Challenges and Transformations
  • Facing the Anthropocene: Russia's Economy, Politics and Culture • Time, Politics of Time and Identity
  • Critical Thought on Human Rights: Sociological and Socio-anthropological Perspectives
  • Public Agenda on Gender and Sexual Issues in Contemporary Russia
  • Sociology of Food in Russia

 

 

The programme is aimed at teaching international students: the peculiarities of Russian law and legal culture; and the fundamentals of Russian commercial law, the law of arbitral procedure, tax law, and labour law. Students will also gain knowledge of the application of international law in Russia. 

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Tuition fee: 44,250 roubles.

Requirements for studying in the programme (prerequisites):

Bachelor's or master's international students speaking English at a sufficient level (to understand course materials, participate in discussions, prepare a final presentation).  English language skills could be confirmed by a B2 certificate.

The programme is aimed at: acquiring basic knowledge about some branches of Russian law; their systematisation; and developing and consolidating practical skills in applying the acquired legal knowledge.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of the training, the student should learn: 

– the sources of Russian law, the characteristics of the Russian legal system and culture;

– the details of doing business in Russia;

– application of international law in Russia.

As a result of the training, the student should know how to:

– determine the steps required to open a business in Russia, and protect civil rights within the framework of commercial activities;

– use an appropriate regulatory framework suitable for practice.

As a result of the training, the student should know and acquire the following skills:

– selection and application of legal regulations suitable for the required type of activity and business situation. The Summer School will be held in English. The sufficient knowledge of English is therefore an essential requirement for participation. 

For further information and to submit your application, please contact:

 Alla Gorchakova, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel. +7 812 363-68-16