Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: English

Benefits of the programme

  • The SPbU educational programme ‘Russian Studies’ is one-of-a-kind in Russia.
  • The programme is designed for students of different entry levels of Russian.
  • The study plan incorporates advanced courses in the history of culture of various peoples of Russia in the context of world history.
  • 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 civilizational and geopolitical trends in the contemporary world.
  • Graduates acquire skills of practical and research activity in the field of history, culture, political and social structure of Russia and its regions.
  • Research in historical, political and cultural issues under the supervision of leading Russian scientists.

Main educational courses

  • Analysis of Russian Art
  • Cultural Research in Contemporary World
  • Computer Technologies in Cultural Studies
  • Multiculturalism and Multi-Confessionalism as a Fundamental Principle of Russian Culture
  • Messianic, Educational and Imperial Trends/Ambitions of Soviet Culture
  • Vizantizm as Religious, Art, Cultural Phenomenon and its Influence on the Russian Culture
  • Enlightenment in Russia
  • Conservative and Revolutionary Tendencies in the Russian Culture
  • Philosophy of Politics and Law in Russia
  • Russian Culture as an Object of Philosophical Reflection
  • Russian Literature and Literature-Centric Character of Russian Philosophy
  • Russian Musical Culture
  • History of Science and Technology in Russia

Key skills

  • The obtained theoretical and practical knowledge and skills enable the student to perform analytical work and carry out academic research of contemporary Russian culture.
  • Organization of intercultural collaboration between Russia and foreign institutions.

Career opportunities

Key positions

  • Records Manager
  • Journalist
  • Opinion journalist
  • Editor (mass media)
  • Guide
  • Educator
  • Expert analyst
  • Archivist
  • Museum worker
  • Manager

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