Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: Russian



  • Development of the European Identity
  • Monarchies in Classical Antiquity and in the Middle Ages
  • Development of the Modern Western Economic Model
  • Classical and Medieval Heritage in St Petersburg
  • The Structure and Practice of International Relations in Classical Antiquity and in the Middle Ages
  • The East and The West as a Problem in the History of Europe
  • Classical Antiquity and the Middle Ages in the Modern European Literature, Fine Arts and Cinematography
  • Everyday Life and Social Structures in Classical Antiquity and in the Middle Ages
  • The Constitution of the Roman Republic and Modern Political Institutions
  • Christianity and Church in the History of Europe

Our advantages

  • The programme is based on interdisciplinary links. The interdisciplinary approach includes the study of materials on: ancient world history; the history of the Middle Ages; the history of the state and law; and the history of culture. Students update knowledge from various scientific fields;
  • The course system combines in its structure the study of the basics of ancient and medieval civilisation. These are the two most important components in the genesis of contemporary Europe;
  • In the learning process, the programme provides a close relationship between theoretical training and practical experience. This is in the form of seminars and practices in the museums and libraries of St Petersburg;
  • The programme provides students with a deep understanding of the ancient and medieval origins of modern civilisation. It enables them to understand the development of the process of historical heritage reception, and to analyse: historical processes; phenomena of social life; international relations; economic system; and culture;
  • The programme is unique, and has no equivalent among other educational programmes in Russian and foreign universities;
  • The graduates acquire an important ability to carry out research, cultural, and excursion projects.



  • Researchers
  • Teachers at higher education institutions
  • Teachers at gymnasiums and schools
  • Teachers at institutions of secondary vocational education
  • Employees of state institutions
  • Archives employees
  • Library employees
  • Museum employees
  • Media employees
  • Media editors
  • Employees of the tourism services sector

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