Level of education: Aspirantura programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 3 years

Language of instruction: Russian

Main academic courses

  • Current Issues in Legal Theory
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Informational and Bibliographic Support of Scientific Research and Education
  • Research Methodology of Legal Science
  • Interdisciplinary Research Studies
  • Scholar Panel on Current Issues in Criminal Investigation
  • Scholar Panel on Current Issues in International Law
  • Scholar Panel on Current Issues in Public Law
  • Scholar Panel on Current Issues in Private Law


Resource opportunities for research

  • The Law branch of the M. Gorky Scientific Library of St Petersburg University
  • The Forensic laboratory of St Petersburg University


Our advantages

  • The programme is focused on developing students’ research and teaching competencies in the field of law. It involves mastering necessary academic disciplines and practices for conducting research and teaching activities in law. Learning outcomes are accessed by public defence of graduation projects, as well as by having an interdisciplinary exam in law;
  • The programme provides a large amount of individual consulting work of doctoral students with their supervisors, as well as independent work of doctoral students;
  • As part of ‘Teaching Practice’ course students also do their internships in the Legal Clinic of St Petersburg University;
  • The academic programme has been designed taking into account professional standards and the views of employers on the correlation of graduates' competencies and job functions in their professional activities