Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: English

Main Courses

  • Cultural Diversity, Public Communication and Policy of Multiculturalism in Modern Europe
  • History of Sociology: Classical Foundations of Modern Sociology
  • Modern Sociological Theories
  • Migration to and inside Europe, and Policy of Exclusion/Integration
  • Effective Professional Communication
  • European Labour Markets, Labour Market Performance and Employment Policies
  • European Modes of Production and Consumption
  • Culture of Spoken and Written Language
  • European Market Economies between Global Competition, Regionalisation and Political Regulation
  • Gender and Sexuality Policies in Europe
  • Changing European Identities Inside and Beyond Nation State
  • International Organisations
  • Challenges and Crisis of Welfare Institutions in Western and Eastern Europe
  • Cultural and Social Aspects of Globalisation
  • Basic Principles of European Democracies: National, Supranational and Global Levels
  • Differentiation and Social Inequality in European Countries
  • Research Project, Research Internship

Benefits of the Programme

  • The programme ‘European Societies’ targets students interested in multidisciplinary study of social, economic, political and cultural changes in modern Western societies.
  • MA ‘European Societies’ is the outcome
    of collaboration between SPbU and Bielefeld University (Germany) with the support of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Centre for German and European Studies. It focuses on modern development trends of European countries, including the Europeanization of politics, transformation of European market system, changes in social practices, and European cultural differentiation.
  • A number of courses of the programme ‘European Societies’ are taught by leading international experts from top- ranking universities and research centres of Germany and other European countries.
  • SPbU Diploma and an international certificate from Bielefeld University (Germany).
  • Students have an opportunity to conduct multidisciplinary comparative studies of Russian-European space as part of international professional and academic networks.

Key Skills

Graduates are prepared to:
• conduct multidisciplinary academic research;
• analyse new theoretical and applied research findings;

  • • provide organisational support, communication and consulting services.


  • Russian and international companies and non-profit organisations
  • International monitoring and data analytics companies with the focus on production, politics, sociology, etc.
  • Universities and other educational institutions
  • Public administration and governmental bodies
  • Marketing, PR, and recruitment
  • Mass media policy
  • NGOs

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