The programme provides career counseling and prepares students for enrollment in colleges and universities. Students expand and develop knowledge of Russia’s political culture, history, social life, and traditions through an independent research under the supervision of an academic expert. Teaching is done in English



The programme of independent research runs under the supervision of an academic expert from Russia. The language of writing and assessment is English.

Key features of the programme

The advantage of the programme is an individual approach to choosing an academic expert. This allows to balance research interests of a student with the focus area of an expert.  The programme is an opportunity to engage in the University research with an aim to make more informed decisions when choosing avenues of further research as part of other educational programmes of any kind. 


The programme runs for six weeks (49 study hours including 12 contact hours).

Type of enrollment: full-time

Upon the completion of the programme and final assessment, graduates obtain a duly-executed SPbU certificate.

Center for Additional Educational Programmes in  International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, and Economics

Contact person: Lyubov Marchenko

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Phone: +7 (812) 363-64-39