Level of education: Aspirantura programme

Type of instruction : Full-time

Duration: 3 years

Language of instruction: Russian

 

Courses

  • Russian Theory of International Relations
  • Think Tanks in Contemporary International Relations
  • Methods and Methodology of Political Studies
  • Political and Spatial Factors in Global and Regional Security
  • Megatrends and Global Issues
  • Humanitarian Issues in Ethnic and Confessional Conflicts
  • Political Issues in International Relations, Global, and Regional Development
  • Digital Transformation in Modern Information Society
  • Preparation of Expert Opinion (per Field of Training)
  • Language of Effective Communication in the Professional Environment
  • Pedagogy and Psychology of Higher Education
  • Transnational Environment of World Politics: Theory and Practice
  • Fundamentals of Financial Culture
  • Business Mastery
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Foreign Language (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian as a Foreign Language)
  • Research Project
  • Research Sources Practice
  • Teaching Practice

Resource opportunities for research

  • The M. Gorky Scientific Library of St Petersburg University
  • Access to the university network of academic journal databases (including foreign ones) in their area of study
  • Access to world information resources: Elsevier (Science Direct platform), the Digital Dissertation Library, EBSCO, Bloomberg.com and others
  • Access to a wide range of professional electronic databases included in the St Petersburg University subscription (including academic national and foreign journals)
  • The Resource centres of the St Petersburg University Research Park

Our advantages

  • The programme is designed to train specialists in: professional assessment and scientific analysis of specific and particular features of political relations between countries and peoples; conducting research in the field of diplomacy and paradiplomacy, law, economics, culture, military affairs, foreign and domestic policies of a particular state;
  • Graduates acquire knowledge and skills in conducting research into: international relations processes; main areas of activity of subjects and objects of world politics; the methodology of international political studies; the theory of international relations and conflict studies.
  • The doctoral programme ‘International Relations and World Politics’ is designed to train specialists in: professional assessment and scientific analysis of specific and particular features of political relations between countries and peoples; and conducting research in the field of diplomacy and paradiplomacy, law, economics, culture, military affairs, foreign and domestic policies of a particular state. Students acquire knowledge and skills in conducting research into: international relations processes; main areas of activity of subjects and objects of world politics; the methodology of international political studies; and the theory of international relations and conflict studies.