Level of education: Bachelor programmes

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 4 years

Language of instruction: Russian


  • Ancient archeology
  • Archeological practice
  • Archeological sources
  • Archeology of Caucasus
  • Archeology of  Mesolithic and Neolithic periods
  • Archeology of  Paleolithic Age
  • Archeology of Early Iron  Age
  • Archeology of Siberia and Central Asia
  • Archeology of  Eneolithic Period and Bronze Age
  • History of archeological knowledge
  • Methods of natural sciences in archeology
  • Methods of in-door studies in archeology
  • Methods of the field studies in archeology
  • Preservation archaeology
  • Settlement and early history of the Slavonic peoples in archeology  
  • Sarmatian archeology
  • Scythian archeology
  • Slavonic and Russian archeology
  • Finno-Ugric archeology

Our advantages

  • The programme offers an unusually broad perspective on archeology as a science with its own sources and research methods
  • It brings together academic courses and practices that focus on the archeology-specific skills: introduction and processing of the archeological sources, description and classification archeological material, field research methods, e-resources and software for 3D-modelling of the archeological monuments, modern legislation in preservation of the archeological monuments  
  • It educates and prepares students to work as experts in museums, academic sphere, education, state and private expert archeological companies, state regional and federal agencies on preservation of cultural and archeological heritage
  • It collaborates with the employers in developing professional competences in archeology and preservation of historical, cultural, and archeological heritage


  • Е. N. Nosov — Doctor of History, Professor, Corresponding Member of the RAS, head of the Department of Archeology at SPbU, Director of the Institute of Material Culture of the RAS (1998-2015), scientific supervisor of IIMK of the RAS (since 2015)
  • D. G. Savinov — Doctor of History, Professor, expert in archeology of nomad tribes of Eurasia 
  • V. S. Bochkarev — Candidate of History, senior lecturer, expert in the archeology of the Bronze Age
  • I. L. Tikhonov — Doctor of History, Professor, Director of the Department of the Museum of History at SPbU, expert in history of archeological knowledge
  • О. А. Shcheglova — Candidate of History, Associate Professor, research interests: archeology of the Iron Age
  • V. N. Sedykh — Candidate of History, Associate Professor, research interests: Finno-Ugric archeology
  • А. М. Butiagin — Candidate of History, lecturer, research interests: ancient archeology

International relations

  • University of Bergen (Norway)
  • Free University of Berlin (Germany)
  • Bournemouth University (UK)
  • Belorussian State University (Belorussia)
  • Erevan State University (Armenia)
  • Sofia University (Bulgaria)
  • University College London (UK)
  • Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany)
  • University of Hamburg (Germany)
  • Heidelberg University (Germany)
  • University of Greifswald (Germany)
  • University of Kiel (Germany)
  • Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
  • Latvia University (Latvia)
  • University of Warsaw (Poland)
  • University of Wrocław (Poland)
  • University of Opole (Poland)
  • University of Szczecin (Poland)
  • University of Belgrade (Serbia)
  • University of Helsinki (Finland)
  • University of Tartu (Estonia)
  • Hokkaido University (Japan)

Practical training and career

Archeological practices

  • Institute of History of Material Culture of the RAS
  • The Hermitage
  • Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of Peter the Great  
  • Kursk Archeological Museum
  • Preservation “Scythian Neapolis”
  • Research Centre “Current Archeology”


  • Archeologist
  • Researcher
  • Research fellow in academic institutions, museum, educational institutions, private archeological companies
  • Agencies for cultural and historical preservation
  • Archives
  • Libraries
  • Editors
  • Scientific editor
  • Historical, cultural, and educational tourism
  • Educational centres
  • Secondary education

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