Master Degree in St. Petersburg Russia

Top Masters Programs in St. Petersburg Russia 2017

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St. Petersburg is home to some world-class academic institutions and many students have chosen this dynamic city for graduate education. St. Petersburg is a modern city with a European feel and beautiful architecture. It has a long history and an atmosphere that has fostered new ideas, creativity, and innovation. Students pursuing a Master in St. Petersburg can find plenty to complement their academic experience, such as the many art galleries, museums, clubs, cuisine, and rich culture.

The options for a Master in St. Petersburg are vast and almost any student is bound to find a program to match their personal, academic, and professional interests. Some of the Master in St. Petersburg programs that students can choose are in the fields of political science, area studies, humanities, business, computer science, engineering, and biotechnology, among many others.

If a Master in St. Petersburg sparks your interest, then scroll through the programs below. Take the next step towards your goals with a Master in St. Petersburg, today!

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CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

The CEMS MIM is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a select group of students enrolled on a Master’s programme in one of 28 leading institutions [+]

CEMS MIM Master’s in International Management 

CEMS is a strategic alliance of business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). The CEMS administrative officeis located on the HEC campus close to Paris, with the programme and corporate relations being managed by a dedicated team within each member school. You will find all CEMS member universities by using the keywords "CEMS" in the Master in Management Compasssearch engine or by clicking on the CEMS partners list below.

The CEMS MIM is a pre-experience postgraduate degree open to multilingual students enrolled in a Master's in Management program at one of the CEMS member schools. Students study at their home university for one semester and then spend a second semester at a different CEMS member school. Some students may even opt to take both semesters abroad, in two different schools (the “tri-national track”). Other key components of the course include: core courses in Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, elective courses, skill seminars, business project and an obligatory international internship.... [-]


Master in Comparative Politics of Eurasia

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

The HSE St. Petersburg Masters Programme in "Comparative Politics of Eurasia" responds to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region, including the former Soviet Union and the countries of East Asia, as well as the associated need for both national and international expertise in the comparative politics of this vital region. [+]

Programme Overview The HSE St. Petersburg Masters Programme in "Comparative Politics of Eurasia" responds to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region, including the former Soviet Union and the countries of East Asia, as well as the associated need for both national and international expertise in the comparative politics of this vital region. The programme provides for a discipline based professional training in Comparative Politics complemented with an advanced, specialist understanding of the unique and challenging political and social environment of the Eurasian region. The programme curriculum is developed around a core conceptual training in comparative political science and a comprehensive empirical training in contemporary methods of social science research. Alongside this core, the programme offers an exciting range of elective courses in two broad groups. The first group, augmenting the core training in comparative political science covers: politics and society in contemporary Russia; the social and political transformations of Central Asia, China and Vietnam; and the political economy of post-communist development. A second, more multi-disciplinary grouping of courses includes those that cover: the international relations of Russia, Central Asia, China and Vietnam; Russia’s energy policies and dilemmas; and Russia’s geo-political standing in the context of the wider Arctic region. The Programme’s location in St. Petersburg with its extraordinary cultural and historical heritage will provide students with unique opportunities for cultural enrichment, historical understanding and the learning of Russian language. Within the structure of the programme, students can take classes in Russian Language and in the History of... [-]

Master in City and Technology

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

The programme will focus on the issues of urban planning and management using new city models and technologies. It will be led by international and Russian scholars and experts who are forming the current agenda for smart city development in Russia and worldwide. [+]

Masters 2017 in St. Petersburg Russia. The programme will focus on the issues of urban planning and management using new city models and technologies. It will be led by international and Russian scholars and experts who are forming the current agenda for smart city development in Russia and worldwide. The key principle of the programme is learning by doing. The programme will take place in a laboratory-type environment where students will try new technology, prepare prototypes, investigate and analyse the city through data, and develop projects that come as a relevant response to complex problems that affect modern cities. The programme invites architects, designers, engineers, economists, entrepreneurs and graduates interested in the management of cities and technologies. The skills acquired during the programme will provide the graduates with a variety of career opportunities in large technological companies, city administrations or their own innovative businesses. About the programme OBJECTIVE The aim is to render the students capable of developing projects related with the Urban Habitat, in all the layers of the City Anatomy, including in the city's physical structure (environment, infrastructure and urbanism), urban services and informational fuxes, the social relationships and governance of information technologies in all the phases of analysis, project and management of the city. PROTOTYPE PROJECT METHODOLOGY The strategy is that the students learn to develop prototype projects applicable in any aspect that relates to the city, starting with their capacity to analyses data, to integrate appropriate technology and design proposals that will change the current reality,... [-]

Master in Finance

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

The Master’s programme (38.04.08) in Finance (MiF) provides training for both professionals in financial and risk management, and for scholarly researchers in the area of finance. The programme focuses on creating and developing competencies in financial management and risk-management for financial institutions and non-financial companies. [+]

Programme overview The Master’s programme (38.04.08) in Finance (MiF) provides training for both professionals in financial and risk management, and for scholarly researchers in the area of finance. The programme focuses on creating and developing competencies in financial management and risk-management for financial institutions and non-financial companies. The main emphasis is on contemporary theory and modern practices in corporate finance and risk management. At the same time, the programme provides fundamental knowledge in the broad area of finance that ensures our graduates are prepared for a diversity of career pathways, including in, the real sector of the economy, banks, investment funds, consulting companies, insurance companies and elsewhere. The focus on research-based teaching, delivered through a combination of student research projects, internship opportunities, dissertation work and taught courses also equips students for entry into an academic career via a PhD programme. The programme is designed to serve different types of students. For graduates in Economics or Finance, the programme is an ideal opportunity to continue and deepen their studies, but it is also suitable for strong students with a previous background in other subject disciplines. We incorporate ‘adaptation’ modules that are designed specifically for helping the transition from other disciplines into the finance sphere. The programme has been thoughtfully designed through a process of collaborative work between researchers and practitioners in the area of Finance and has involved international benchmarking, incorporation of best practice and understanding how best to exploit the local comparative advantages. It complies with the Law of the... [-]

Master in Strategic Corporate Finance

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

Our master's programme is meant for those who want to gain a deep understanding of finance, while simultaneously obtaining broad professional vision. The key focus of the SCF programme is corporate finance. Our program provides a unique combination of deep knowledge of modern financial theories and essential practical skills, thereby equipping our graduates with competitive advantage in the market. [+]

Masters 2017 in St. Petersburg Russia. Programme Overview Key Advantages Our master's programme is meant for those who want to gain a deep understanding of finance, while simultaneously obtaining broad professional vision. The key focus of the SCF programme is corporate finance. Our program provides a unique combination of deep knowledge of modern financial theories and essential practical skills, thereby equipping our graduates with competitive advantage in the market. At the same time, the programme is built in such a way that it allows students to gain a broad spectrum of knowledge in other areas of finance and economics as well. Aside from corporate finance, our students study macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, asset pricing, venture capital, value-based management, behavioural finance, and much more. Our graduates work in consulting and at leading investment banks, M&A advisory firms, and investment funds. Some become strategy consultants, and others – buy-side analysts and portfolio managers. Some develop their own business, conduct academic research, or build a career as a CFO in companies of the real sector. Our alumni live mostly in Moscow or London, but there are also those who have gone to New York, Amsterdam, Berlin, and even Sydney. Agenda The Strategic Corporate Finance programme is taught by leading Russian academics, visiting international professors, and finance practitioners from major global companies. Students gain qualitative theoretical knowledge that will open a broad range of future professional opportunities, as well as practical skills that will set them apart from other candidates in the early steps of... [-]

Master 'Financial Analyst (CFA Program Partner)'

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

The Financial Analyst Master’s programme provides a balance of theory and case study in courses taught by HSE academic staff who are experts in their fields, as well as outstanding guest speakers from various Russian and global institutions, including CFA Charterholders. Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree and a strong background in economics, finance, or mathematics. The programme is conducted entirely in English. [+]

Programme Overview Founded in 1995 as a structural division of HSE, the Banking Institute has offered a wide range of graduate and post-graduate programmes in the fields of banking, finance, investment, management, and law over the years. These have included special corporate programmes for governmental agencies, private companies, commercial banks, and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, as well as more than 50 customized programmes and short-term courses. The Financial Analyst Master’s programme provides a balance of theory and case study in courses taught by HSE academic staff who are experts in their fields, as well as outstanding guest speakers from various Russian and global institutions, including CFA Charterholders. Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree and a strong background in economics, finance, or mathematics. The programme is conducted entirely in English. In 2012, the Financial Analyst Master’s programme was recognized by the CFA Institute, USA as a Program Partner. Two educational programmes of the Banking Institute – MBA in Investment Management and MA Financial Analyst – are currently the only programmes in Russia and the CIS to have been recognized by the CFA Institute as Program Partners. CFA Institute requirements state that CFA Partner Program status is awarded to a limited number of select institutions whose degree programmes cover 75% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge™, including ethical and professional standards. To comply with the high CFA standards, the programme is updated annually using actual CFA textbooks and current global practices. The Financial Analyst Master’s programme is... [-]

Master in Quantum Information Technologies

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

The Master's Program Quantum Information Technology (QIT) is aimed at training highly qualified specialists, competitive on the domestic and international labor market, capable of solving complex problems of transmission, storage, and processing of information using quantum information technologies and methods, [+]

Masters 2017 in St. Petersburg Russia. About program The constant tendency to reduce the size and increase the degree of integration of (nano-) electronic and (nano-) photonic systems inevitably leads to the need to consider the quantum corrections. On the one hand, the role of quantum effects may be negative, imposing fundamental dimension restrictions on the ability of a broad class of devices, such as transistors, to work in a regular mode. On the other, the laws of quantum mechanics allow us to construct new element base for a variety of devices that can process, store, encode, and transmit information using methods, which are qualitatively different from the currently existing. It is expected that in the coming decades, quantum technologies will revolutionize such fields of knowledge as computers, cryptography, and computer science. The Master's Program Quantum Information Technology (QIT) is aimed at training highly qualified specialists, competitive on the domestic and international labor market, capable of solving complex problems of transmission, storage, and processing of information using quantum information technologies and methods, taking into account the most advanced achievements of science and technology, including quantum physics of condensed state, nanoelectronics, quantum and nonlinear optics, nanophotonics, quantum theory of communication and computing, and nanotechnology. Scientific work of graduate students Training of masters is carried out on the basis of an integrated educational complex of Electronic Engineering Department of the HSE Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM HSE), including scientific research work based on the Department of Quantum Optics and Telecommunication... [-]

Master in Statistical Learning Theory

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

This programme stands at the crossroads of various disciplines of modern mathematics and computer science, including statistics, optimization, learning theory, information theory, complexity theory, as well as at the intersection of science and innovation in the field of modern information technology. Leading experts at HSE and Skoltech jointly provide instruction in this unique research-driven programme. [+]

Programme Overview This programme stands at the crossroads of various disciplines of modern mathematics and computer science, including statistics, optimization, learning theory, information theory, complexity theory, as well as at the intersection of science and innovation in the field of modern information technology. Leading experts at HSE and Skoltech jointly provide instruction in this unique research-driven programme. Students participate in one or more working groups (research seminars), where they determine focus areas for an initial survey report and then solve challenges at the intersection of cutting-edge research and technology in statistical learning theory. These seminars are built on teamwork, as the tasks undertaken are so complex that they can’t be solved by one person alone. Students learn how to effectively collaborate, bringing together their diverse collective skills, competencies, and experiences to determine successful solutions for complicated issues. Programme courses are taught by leading HSE experts, including globally renowned scholars such as Dr. Yurii Nesterov, Dr. Denis Belomestny, Dr. Dmitry Vetrov, Dr. Andrei Sobolevski, Dr. Alexey Naumov, and Dr. Quentin Paris. Lectures are also delivered by Skoltech professors including Dr. Ivan Oseledets, Dr. Viktor Lempitsky, Dr. Evgeny Burnaev, and Dr. Yury Maximov. This team is rather young, but its members have already made significant research achievements. The programme actively cooperates with the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute for Information Transmission Problems, as well as with relevant faculties at Moscow State University and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Graduates go on to work for major Russian and international companies and... [-]

Master in Computer Science and Knowledge Discovery

Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

The structure of the degree program consists of advanced professional studies, elective courses and Master’s Thesis. [+]

Masters 2017 in St. Petersburg Russia. Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI" is one of the most prestigious and oldest universities in Russia with multi-applied study and research areas. The university is included in the governmental «TOP 100 Leading Universities in the world» program. The structure of the degree program consists of advanced professional studies, elective courses and Master’s Thesis. Graduates will be able to use modern information and communication technologies (applied software packages, local and global computer networks) for acquiring, processing and analyzing various types of information. Graduates will also manage to estimate software quality and apply software for solving professional tasks in various fields. Graduates will have special knowledge in software techniques of information security. Special skills will be obtained in the field of applied and computer mathematics. Furthermore, students will also acquire professional skills in mathematical modelling and advanced data analysis. Special training will be provided in the fields of artificial intelligence (data mining), signal and image processing, parallel and distributed computing, and biometric technologies. Program curriculum includes the following advanced courses: Intelligent systems; Computer tools in education; Algorithmic mathematics; Professionally oriented foreign language; Digital signal processing; Advanced mathematical methods; Information technologies in academic research and project activity; Parallel computing; Advanced data analysis and machine learning; Languages for hardware design and verification; Biometric technologies; Distributed systems and technologies; Mathematical modelling of linear and non-linear systems; Basics of system theory; Data and visual analytics; Information security; Foreign language; Mathematical foundations of computer science; Computational systems; Social communications in professional... [-]

Master in Automation and Mechatronics

Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

The structure of the degree program consists of advanced professional studies, elective courses and Master’s Thesis. [+]

Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI" is one of the most prestigious and oldest universities in Russia with multi-applied study and research areas. The university is included in the governmental «TOP 100 Leading Universities in the world» program. The structure of the degree program consists of advanced professional studies, elective courses and Master’s Thesis. The program provides students with a broad knowledge and skills in the field of automation of production processes and equipment, as well as in the field of mechatronic devices and systems control.Study of network technologies (Intranet- and of Internet-technologies), issues of SCADA-systems construction, practical use of real-time systems are important parts of the program.Students learn the principles of robotics and mechatronics, mechatronic and robotic actuators, modern technologies of microcontroller application.The program gives students a deep theoretical knowledge of modern methods of automatic control theory, in particular the methods of analysis and design of nonlinear, adaptive and intelligent control systems. Program curriculum includes the following advanced courses: Methodology and research logic; Modern problems of control theory; Non-linear, adaptive and intelligent control systems; The electrical and hydraulic actuators of mechatronic and robotic systems; Systems of ensuring a safety for technical control devices; Computer control technology in technical systems. Mastering computer technology is carried out in a laboratory-based, consisting of a research laboratory stands, equipped with the latest generation of industrial controllers and InfinitySuite SCADA-system. Programme: 120 ECTS credits, full-time study (2 years), Master’s Degree Eligibility: candidates must hold a Bachelor's Degree in the corresponding field Scholarship: scholarship covers the... [-]

Master in RF, Microwave and Terahertz Engineering of Wireless Systems

Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

The structure of the degree program consists of advanced professional studies, elective courses and Master’s Thesis. [+]

Masters 2017 in St. Petersburg Russia. Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI" is one of the most prestigious and oldest universities in Russia with multi-applied study and research areas. The university is included in the governmental «TOP 100 Leading Universities in the world» program. The structure of the degree program consists of advanced professional studies, elective courses and Master’s Thesis. The program is to train students who will manage successfully professional activity in a globally competitive environment in such an interdisciplinary field as design and technology of the state-of-the-art high-frequency, microwave, and terahertz devices for communications, radar, and other wireless applications. Program curriculum includes the following advanced courses: Introduction to Wireless Systems Computational Electromagnetics Foundations of Microwave Circuit Technologies Basics of Antenna Design Passive Microwave Components and Devices End-to-end PCB Design Wireless Communication Systems Active Microwave Devices CAD of Microwave Devices and Systems Microwave and THz Metamaterials Introduction to Microwave Measurements Programme: 120 ECTS credits, full-time study (2 years), Master’s Degree Eligibility: candidates must hold a Bachelor's Degree in the corresponding field Scholarship: scholarship covers the tuition fee and some study materials An academic year includes 2 semesters beginning on 1st September and 10th February, Winter holidays - 2 weeks, Summer holidays - 2 months (July, August). Master’s Thesis defense is in June. Educational programs of «LETI» are constantly modernized, following the principle «Training through research». Graduates of our university receive new, profound knowledge and practical skills of work. [-]

Master in Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Technology

Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

The structure of the degree program consists of advanced professional studies, elective courses and Master’s Thesis. [+]

Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI" is one of the most prestigious and oldest universities in Russia with multi-applied study and research areas. The university is included in the governmental «TOP 100 Leading Universities in the world» program. The structure of the degree program consists of advanced professional studies, elective courses and Master’s Thesis. Students get knowledge of underlying physical principals and material science aspects of photovoltaics, technology and metrology of solar modules, equipment, design and maintenance of solar power plants. Special attention is dedicated to Silicon photovoltaics, including the most efficient HIT (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer) structures. Program curriculum includes the following advanced courses: Fundamentals of solid state physics; Fundamentals of Photovoltaics; Computer Simulation in Electronics; Metrology of photovoltaic cells and modules; Diagnostics of materials and structures in microelectronics and photovoltaics; Optical and spectroscopic methods of diagnostics in photovoltaics; Technology of silicon solar modules; Laser technologies and processing in manufacturing of solar modules; Microprocessors and microcontrollers ; Equipment and automation of solar power plants; History and Methodology of Electronics. Students have access to the most modern and sophisticated technological and metrological equipment for solar modules production and testing at the Research and Development Center for Thin-film Technologies in Energetic under Ioffe Institute. Using these facilities they carry out scientific research and get skills of practical work with real metrological instruments and technological apparatuses. In 2015 program “Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Technology” successfully underwent general assessment and was awarded EUR-ACE® label by ENAEE - European Network for Accreditation of Engineering... [-]

Master in Politics. Economics. Philosophy.

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

The mission of our PEP programme is to provide an opportunity for a cohort of bright, ambitious and motivated students to master two basic areas – economics and political science – as well as to broaden their philosophical outlook, develop critical thinking and social communication skills, and enhance their social and academic capital. [+]

Masters 2017 in St. Petersburg Russia. Programme Overview The mission of our PEP programme is to provide an opportunity for a cohort of bright, ambitious and motivated students to master two basic areas – economics and political science – as well as to broaden their philosophical outlook, develop critical thinking and social communication skills, and enhance their social and academic capital. The PEP programme in designed for those graduates of undergraduate programmes of participating faculties at HSE and other leading universities who aspire to strengthen their intellectual capacity and acquire additional skills, or to master new professional and career tracks. It is intended to provide new opportunities for the most talented young people motivated to absorb new ideas, tools, and techniques developed in the social sciences. It is open either to the graduates with a solid background in quantitative methods (mathematics, econometrics, computer modelling, etc.) striving to apply them to the most pressing social and economic problems, as well as to young philosophers and social theorists concerned with gaps and controversies in contemporary social sciences. The programme offers two professional career tracks for its students: Experts and consultants in the field of strategic decision-making in either public bodies or non-governmental organizations (government, ministries, political parties, PR agencies, business analytical centres, NGOs, etc.) Analysts, researchers and teachers in academia who are motivated to continue their studies in PhD programmes at leading universities in Russia and abroad. What is the target group of the programme? The PEP programme is designed for people... [-]

Master in Applied and Interdisciplinary History: Usable Pasts

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

Built on international experience of developing similar programmes, we use methodologies of global, comparative and transnational historical research that facilitate the study of patterns connecting European, Russian, Eurasian and global history. A crucial feature of the programme is its interdisciplinary character. [+]

About the Programme A large part of historical studies is conducted as applied research. Using and interpreting historical data enables historian to construct "usable pasts" as a tool for understanding the present and imagining possible and alternative avenues of future development. Applied history embraces methods and practices dealing with identification, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of historical artifacts, texts, structures, and landscapes. In one part of our training we focus on material objects in history and their meanings within the framework of heritage and memory studies. The other part of the training will encompass a critical approach to the politics of circulation of historically formed discourses of identity and legitimacy in present day society. The two-pronged approach to the complex problem of historical legacy and heritage will fill out the gap in professional training in history and provide a platform for creating interactive processes that link the historical object, the historian, and the public. Built on international experience of developing similar programmes, we use methodologies of global, comparative and transnational historical research that facilitate the study of patterns connecting European, Russian, Eurasian and global history. A crucial feature of the programme is its interdisciplinary character. In our view, applied history suffers from insufficient dialogue with research in other disciplines, not limited to other branches of humanities but social and natural sciences, including economics, geography and ecology. For that reason, the programme not only solicits applicants with undergraduate degrees in history, but actively seeks to enroll applicants with degrees in social sciences,... [-]

Master in Population and Development

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

The main aim of the "Population and Development" programme is to train the specialists who will be ready for practical development problems solution. These challenges could be results of rapid changes in social and economic sphere or on the other hand be set by the public administration on different levels to prevent the negative consequences of population changes or to utilize the positive demographic impact. [+]

Masters 2017 in St. Petersburg Russia. About the Programme The main aim of the "Population and Development" programme is to train the specialists who will be ready for practical development problems solution. These challenges could be results of rapid changes in social and economic sphere or on the other hand be set by the public administration on different levels to prevent the negative consequences of population changes or to utilize the positive demographic impact. The programme develops students’ skills in applying multi-disciplinary analytic approaches to population development and resource allocation issues that are essential for management and public administration in numerous sectors. The specialists graduated from our programme will have skills and knowledge in principals of population changes and social economic development. They will be able to use modern methods of data analysis and interpretation of the results. They will understand the capacities and limitations of the basic instruments of development and their practical usage. Core Lecturers The two-year programme offers a range of courses (including electives) taught in English by key specialists (PhD holders in Economics, Sociology, Geography, Philosophy, Math and Physics) in the field from the Higher School of Economics (Institute of Demography and Public Administration Department, Faculty of Economics) and its partner universities including Russian Academy of Science, New Economics School, Moscow Lomonosov State University, and RANEPA. Specialists from different public sector services and managers from private companies. Lecturers from international universities and research centers: (University of Chicago, Stockholm University, University of Southampton, Sapienza — Università di... [-]