Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: Russian

Main academic courses

  • Computer Simulation of Controlled Processes
  • Modern Software Tools for Physical Modelling and Analysis
  • System Software and Application Software
  • Research Databases
  • JINR Basic Facilities (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)
  • Charged Particle Accelerators
  • Simulation of the Dynamics of Charged Particles in Smashers
  • Superconductive Magnet Systems
  • Beaming in Synchrotron Accelerators


Our advantages

  • The programme has been designed together with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR). It is aimed at training specialists who will be able to develop mathematical models for modern equipment. They will take part in large-scale international projects in the field of nuclear physics, including the Mega-Science project for creating the NICA collider at the JINR.
  • The programme is designed to train master’s students who will be engaged in independent activities to apply methods of applied mathematics and physics, mathematical modelling, and information technology in such main areas of science and technology as: nuclear physics; elementary particle physics; and accelerator physics.
  • The programme is aimed at training specialists in the field of research, analytical, design, developmental, innovation, production, and managerial activities.
  • The programme is implemented with the help of the unique physical facilities of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, and with technical and methodological support from the JINR University Centre.
  • The first year of study is at St Petersburg University; the third semester and pre-graduation practice is carried out at the JINR.
  • Students of the programme receive an additional scholarship.


  • In the third year of the programme students attend classes and complete their internships at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research.
  • This programme is designed to provide students with: skills in application and experimental procedures; knowledge of models, methods and facilities for basic and applied research in science, technology, engineering as well as in the area of knowledge intensive industries; and knowledge of the principles underlying all charged particle accelerators. Students are trained: to use techniques in the accelerator charged particle dynamics simulation; to implement the applied mathematics approach and the methods of mathematical physics applied to physical problems in the fields of nuclear physics and elementary particle physics; to operate automated control systems of research accelerators and research centers; and to deliver IT solutions to experimental physical problems.

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