Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: English and Russian


Main academic courses

  • Treaty Law
  • The Law of International Organisations
  • European Union Law
  • Current Issues in International Maritime Law
  • Harmonisation of National Legal Systems
  • Application of International Law by Courts and Arbitration Tribunals
  • International Judicial Institutions
  • International Territorial Law
  • Current Issues in International Human Rights Law
  • International Labour Law
  • International Humanitarian Law


Our advantages

The graduates receive an education which prepares them to work in various spheres of the legal profession. Those who want to pursue academic careers can continue their studies at a post-graduate level and write a dissertation. All graduates can perform practical tasks in legislative, law enforcement and judicial bodies, in advocacy and the prosecutor’s office, can hold positions in any investigative bodies or provide legal services to enterprises, public agencies and organisations.

Our graduates work in public administration and perform duties related to international cooperation. They are also employed by the Russian foreign federal ministries and agencies, Russian non-governmental institutions, by international inter-governmental (departments, missions and agencies) and non-governmental organisations as lawyers, whose skills cover a wide range of international law issues.

The graduates are ready to perform practical tasks in legislative, law enforcement or judicial bodies, in advocacy and a prosecutor’s office. They can hold positions in and provide legal services to any type of institution and organisation.

Professional fields of work

  • work in foreign and consular services or Russian foreign trade missions 
  • representation in the European Court of Human Rights and other controlling agencies and committees
  • representation of foreign citizens in courts
  • work in various public agencies
  • administration of justice

Organisations where our graduates work

  • Government of the Russian Federation
  • Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation
  • Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation
  • Ministries and Federal Agencies
  • European Court of Human Rights
  • International Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Administration of St Petersburg
  • North-West Customs Department of the Federal Customs Service
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Lorenz
  • Salans
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Beiten Burkhardt
  • Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
  • Pepeliaev Group
  • Monastursky Zyuba Stepanov & Partners (MZS)
  • Nornickel
  • Severstal
  • Bank Saint Petersburg and other organisations


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