Last updated January 20, 2017
What impact does history have on contemporary public life?
This programme focuses on the methods and practices necessary for identifying, preserving, interpreting, and presenting historical artifacts and sources, preparing graduates for careers in the private and public sectors, as well as academia.
An emphasis is placed on the interdisciplinary nature of applied history, and students examine the relationship between history and other disciplines including geography, ecology, management, economics, law, sociology, humanities, and the arts.
St. Petersburg is a city with incredible historical heritage (its centre is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site) and its museums, monuments, media organizations, and archives present excellent opportunities for students to gain practical experience through internships during the course of their studies.
This programme provides the necessary training for careers that deal in some way with history, in spheres including media, art, business, civil society, and science.
Introductory courses: Introduction to General History, Critical Analysis of Historical Sources and Information Resources
Core general courses: Historical Textual Criticism, Theory and History of Culture, History of Historical Science
Core programme courses: Historical Memory and Identity Narratives, Technology, Science and Environment in History, Historical Heritage: Policy and Practices
Elective courses: History of Economics and Economic Institutions, Ideology and Political Imagination of Imperialism and Nationalism, History of Social Institutions, Movements and Communication, Urban History in Transnational Perspective, Russia in World Politics, Public Choice and Public Policy
Applied History in Area Studies: Circumpolar North and the Baltic Region, Applied History in Area Studies: Russia, Eurasia, BRICS, Optional discipline from another MA programme
Research Training and Internships, Research Seminar, First Year Research Paper, Preparation and Defense of Master Thesis
Letter of motivation
Two letters of recommendation
Results from English proficiency exams (IELTS or TOEFL) *Native English speakers and graduates from English-taught programmes are exempt.
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