Level of education: Bachelor programmes

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 4 years

Language of instruction: English and Russian

Russian Studies is the only educational programme of its kind among the programmes offered by other higher education institutions in Russia. Its curriculum is focused on an in-depth study of Russian, CIS and Baltic regions against the background of the world history. The acquired competences will help students form an objective view of the place of Russia in the global cultural and historical process and give an unbiased assessment of its role in the formation of civilisational and geopolitical aspects of the world history and politics.

The programme is taught in Russian and English, thus making students become fluent in Russian as a foreign language. The graduates also acquire skills of practical and research activity in the field of history, culture and politico-social structure of Russia and its regions. They may pursue a career at various public and commercial institutions related to the Russian culture, such as museums, libraries, archives, mass media, etc.


  • Area Studies Through Language
  • Peoples of Russia
  • Russian Culture and Art
  • Nature and Society in the History of Russia
  • Geography of Russia
  • History of Russia: Events and People
  • History of St Petersburg
  • History of Russian Literature
  • Mass Media Language
  • Spoken Russian

Internships at:

  • The Hermitage
  • State Museum of the History of St Petersburg
  • Russian Museum
  • Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Russian State Historical Archive
  • SPbU Research Library named after M. Gorky

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