Level of education: Bachelor programmes

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 4 years

Language of instruction: Russian


Main educational courses

  • Anthropology of Religion
  • History of Religions
  • History of Freethinking and Atheism
  • Science and Religion
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Religious Anthropology
  • Religious Ethics
  • Freedom of Conscience
  • Contemporary Non-Traditional Doctrines and Cults
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Phenomenology of Religion
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Esoteric Doctrines

Our advantages

  • St Petersburg University is one of the largest centres in Russia for the study of religion and religious organisations with unique teaching staff.
  • The programme uses self-developed educational standards and competence-oriented curricula.
  • The programme uses an interdisciplinary approach and is designed to train experts in religious studies. Graduates acquire: fundamental knowledge in religious studies; fundamental theories and methods of research and project activities; and the teaching skills necessary for the implementation of the educational process based on modern methods and educational technologies.
  • Students master sociological and anthropological methods of studying religionism.
  • Graduates are able to understand the nature and specific features of modern religious studies problems.
  • Students have the opportunity to take part in academic mobility programmes and successfully continue their academic career at the most prestigious universities in the world.
  • Graduates are highly demanded in the labour market in various fields of activity. They can work in: state, public and commercial organisations; educational institutions and scientific institutes (including the State Museum of the History of Religion); government bodies; museums; mass media; tourism; and advertising.

Career opportunities


The programme is designed to train specialists with state-of-the-art knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of religious studies. They will be able to apply them in their professional activities. Graduates of the programme with a broad cultural horizon and fundamental knowledge will be able to work in: scientific and educational centres; the media; cultural institutions; state and municipal institutions; and public organisations in the field of interfaith and intercultural interaction.

Graduates are ready to work as educators, researchers, museum curators, guides and journalists.

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