A ‘double-degree’ programme


Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: English, Russian


Main academic courses

  • Social and economic development of the countries and regions of the Baltic Sea
  • Foreign Policies of Baltic and Nordic Countries
  • History of International Relations in the Baltic Region
  • Special Forms of International Relations in Baltic Region
  • Russian Policy in the "New North" Region

Our advantages

  • In Russia, it is the only master's ‘double-degree’ programme in international relations that is taught in English and Russian.
  • Graduates of the programme must meet all the requirements and successfully defend their final graduation projects in English. They will receive two diplomas of master's degree in international relations: diploma of St Petersburg University and diploma of the University of Tampere (Finland).

International relations

  • The University of Tampere (Finland)

Main areas of research

  • International policies in the Baltic Sea region
  • International economic relations in the Baltic Sea region
  • Foreign policies of Baltic and Nordic countries
  • Domestic policies of Baltic and Nordic countries
  • The policy of the Russian Federation regarding the Baltic and Nordic countries
  • External relations of regions and local governments of the Baltic countries
  • International policies in the Arctic and the New North region
  • The Northern Dimension Policy of the European Union, Russia, Norway and Iceland
  • Russian minorities in the Baltic and Nordic countries

The programme is implemented in the format of double diplomas.

The second diploma:

  • The University of Tampere (Finland)

Our advantages

  • ‘Double-degree’ academic programmes of St Petersburg University are implemented jointly with partner organisations, including foreign ones, under international interuniversity agreements. According to the programme, students enrol in each of the partner organisations and, upon completion, they are awarded degrees (qualifications) of the universities of the two countries with the issuance of relevant documents on higher education (diploma of St Petersburg University and diploma of the partner university).
  • Admission to any of these 'joint programmes’ is open, accessible and available to everybody. The conditions for admission are the same for everyone. They are set out in the Regulations for Admission and published on the St Petersburg University website. The only limiting factor is the set number of places for admission. Additionally, for applicants for ‘double-degree’ programmes, there is often an internal ‘qualifying competition’, the terms of which are established in an agreement with the foreign partner university.
  • To concentrate and institutionalise this work, St Petersburg University issued the local normative act ‘On Approving Methodological Recommendations for the Preparation of Agreements on Cooperation in the Implementation of Academic Programmes with Foreign Partners’. Draft guidelines were issued for organising networking cooperation in the implementation of academic programmes at St Petersburg University.


  • Diplomatic official
  • Public officer
  • Local government officer
  • Political expert
  • Historian
  • Expert on foreign economic activity
  • Lobbyist
  • Logistics expert
  • Project manager
  • Lecturer


Interested in this programme — set up your personal account to proceed with your application.