Part time Master's Degree in Social Sciences in St. Petersburg in Russia

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Social Sciences

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

Courses in the social sciences prepare students to engage within human society. Through courses such as economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, history, and psychology, students may gain a better understanding of how the world around them works.

Russia or, also officially known as the Russian Federation, is a country in northern Eurasia. Education in Russia is provided predominantly by the state and is regulated by the Ministry of Education and Science. In Russia, it takes about 70 % of training time for the contact lessons with a teacher, the rest 30 % of the workload are devoted to the independent study of the material.

St. Petersburg city is located along the Neva River. It has a population of over 5 million residents. The city has 716 public schools and 80 vocational schools.

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MA in Energy Politics in Eurasia (ENERPO Plus)

European University at St. Petersburg
Campus 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

The ENERPO PLUS program was designed on the basis of the one-year ENERPO program to meet the growing interest in these challenges and considers the importance of these issues for both policymakers and the energy business. Its innovative curriculum combines the perspectives of energy politics, security studies, and political economy. In addition to the academic training provided by the ENERPO curriculum, it also includes a practical experience and allows more time for student's research work. ENERPO and ENERPO PLUS are the only English-language MA programs in Russia focusing specifically on Eurasian energy affairs. [+]

Competition and cooperation over the control of Eurasian natural resources will profoundly influence world politics in the 21st century. Crucial issues include the future of the Russo-European oil & gas trade, Russia’s “energy pivot” to Asia, the recent the LNG and shale gas “revolutions”, the recurring geopolitical crises in the post-Soviet space and the Middle East, the great opportunities and the huge profits generated by the energy sector, the use of “energy weapons” and levers, and the pursuit of environmental and economic sustainability, the sanctions regimes on Russia and Iran, and the current falling world price of oil.

The ENERPO PLUS program was designed on the basis of the one-year ENERPO program to meet the growing interest in these challenges and considers the importance of these issues for both policymakers and the energy business. Its innovative curriculum combines the perspectives of energy politics, security studies, and political economy. In addition to the academic training provided by the ENERPO curriculum, it also includes a practical experience and allows more time for student's research work. ENERPO and ENERPO PLUS are the only English-language MA programs in Russia focusing specifically on Eurasian energy affairs.... [-]


MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES Plus)

European University at St. Petersburg
Campus 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

International Master's degree program in Russian and Eurasian Studies is the oldest of the international MA programs in the English language currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - the Program has changed and developed over the past 18 years and is now available as a two-year Master's degree state accredited program. The IMARES PLUS program not only examines the past but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space. [+]

Introducing IMARES PLUS

International Master's degree program in Russian and Eurasian Studies is the oldest of the international MA programs in the English language currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - the Program has changed and developed over the past 18 years and is now available as a two-year Master's degree state accredited program. The IMARES PLUS program not only examines the past but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space.... [-]


MA in Energy Politics in Eurasia (ENERPO)

European University at St. Petersburg
Campus Part time 1 year February 2019 Russia St. Petersburg

The ENERPO program is designed to meet the growing interest in these challenges and considers the importance of these issues for both policymakers and the energy business. Its innovative curriculum combines the perspectives of energy politics, security studies, and political economy, legal studies and is complemented by first-hand expertise in the Eurasian energy sector from experts featured in the ENERPO Workshop Series. [+]

ENERPO: The key to understanding international affairs in the 21st century

Competition and cooperation over the control of Eurasian natural resources will profoundly influence world politics in the 21st century. Crucial issues include the future of the Russo-European oil & gas trade, Russia’s “energy pivot” to Asia, the recent the LNG and shale gas “revolutions”, the recurring geopolitical crises in the post-Soviet space and the Middle East, the great opportunities and the huge profits generated by the energy sector, the use of “energy weapons” and levers, and the pursuit of environmental and economic sustainability, the sanctions regimes on Russia and Iran, and the current falling world price of oil.... [-]


International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES)

European University at St. Petersburg
Campus 1 - 1 year February 2019 Russia St. Petersburg

IMARES is the oldest of the international MA programs currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg and has been available to students since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - IMARES has changed and developed over the past 18 years. The program not only examines the past but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space. [+]

Introducing IMARES

IMARES is the oldest of the international MA programs currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg and has been available to students since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - IMARES has changed and developed over the past 18 years. The program not only examines the past but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space.

Why Study Eurasia?

In its various forms (the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet space), Eurasia has been the scene of some of the world’s most spectacular dramas during the last three centuries, including the rise and fall of empires and the successes and stagnations of strikingly different political and economic systems. It has followed a path from one of the world’s largest empires to the birth of nation-states. It has been the battleground for the Napoleonic War, Civil War, and the horrors of two World Wars. During a turbulent history, the people of Eurasia experienced the contrasting forces of the autocratic monarchy, socialism and fragile democracy, atheism and religious fundamentalism, and multiculturalism and ethnic conflict. Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus and Russia’s western neighbors have been testing the ground for political and economic theories, which left legacies that are still felt today. IMARES enables students to learn about the geopolitical space,... [-]


Master in Languages and Cultures of Africa

Saint Petersburg University
Campus September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

Many years of experience in teaching African languages combined with a comprehensive set of courses relevant for African studies. [+]

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAMME

Many years of experience in teaching African languages combined with a comprehensive set of courses relevant for African studies. Students have access to unique electronic resources in Russian and foreign languages as well as to a dedicated collection of the SPbU M. Gorky Scientific Library. The Library holds over 300 copies of fiction, science and education books in all the languages of the programme. It boasts a collection of ancient manuscripts and block books common in Eastern culture as well as rare and antiquarian books and lithographs.

MAIN COURSES

African Oral Tradition African Literatures African Languages and General Linguistics History of Africa African Religions Introduction to African Studies Geography and Contemporary Position of African Countries African Art African Languages (Compulsory and Elective): Swahili, Hausa, Amharic, Bamana ... [-]

Master in Intercultural Communication: German - Russian Dialogue

Saint Petersburg University
Campus 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

Intercultural Communication: German-Russian Dialogue [+]

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Intercultural Communication: German-Russian Dialogue

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAMME

Unique courses developed by SPbU leading experts. The programme is taught in German with some courses taught by native speakers. Students have an opportunity to study at one of the partner universities.

MAIN COURSES

Introduction to History of German Theatre and Cinema History of Germany in German Literature History of German Culture Creative Writing in the Theory and Practice of Teaching German as a Foreign Language Linguistic Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication German and Russian Idioms in the Dialogue of Cultures German and Russian Phraseology in Intercultural Communication German Philosophy in the German Cultural Context German Translation Problems in Interlingual Communication Comparative Typology of German and Russian: Grammar and Lexis Theoretical and Applied Aspects of Functional Stylistics: The Style of Opinion Journalism, the Scientific Style, the Official Style ... [-]

Master in Strategic and Arms Control Studies

Saint Petersburg University
Campus 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

The first and the only programme on Strategic and Arms Control studies in Russia at the present time. It offers a unique focus on in-depth study of current military-political problems. [+]

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAMME

The first and the only programme on Strategic and Arms Control studies in Russia at the present time. It offers a unique focus on in-depth study of current military-political problems. Over the course of the program, students will receive training to prepare them for analytical and practical work in national and international organizations which work to find solutions to modern military-political issues.

MAIN COURSES

Strategy and Politics in XIX–XXI centuries Strategic Analysis Nuclear Strategy and Arms Control Arms Control, Disarmament and Nonproliferation Military Innovations and Strategy

KEY SKILLS

Possession of categorical apparatus in the fields of military strategy, defense policy and international security policy Basic project planning and implementation skills Principles of strategic analysis and strategic forecasting Knowledge of the key issues in the spheres of defense and security policy Basic knowledge of the technical aspects of modern weapons and military equipment development Knowledge of basic national and international legislation in the sphere of non-proliferation, disarmament and arms control A sophisticated understanding of research and analyses in the field of military strategy Knowledge of special terminology The ability to apply specific knowledge in different practical environments ... [-]

Master in International Relations

Saint Petersburg University
Campus 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

The programme targets Russian and international students with an ambition to become experts in world politics, diplomats, members of international organisations and national government bodies. [+]

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAMME

The programme targets Russian and international students with an ambition to become experts in world politics, diplomats, members of international organisations and national government bodies. The programme trains professionals for international organisations, diplomatic missions, governmental and non-governmental organisations and expert organisations. SPbU School of International Relations is a member of Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (www.apsia.org). A wide range of partner-universities for academic exchange. The majority of students on the programme come from the USA, Mexico, France, Germany, Turkey, China, Marokko, Brazil, South Korea, Japan and other countries. The academic staff involved in the programme have completed training and internships at US, European and Asian universities. They have PhDs from European universities or hold Russian degrees of Candidate of Sciences and/or Doctor of Sciences. ... [-]

Master in International Sociology

Saint Petersburg University
Campus 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

The programme ‘International Sociology’ is taught in English. It targets students interested in processes and changes taking place in modern Western and Eastern societies. [+]

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Global Sociology: Comparative Prospects European Societies

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAMME

The programme ‘International Sociology’ is taught in English. It targets students interested in processes and changes taking place in modern Western and Eastern societies. The area of specialisation ‘Global Sociology: Comparative Prospects’ is the outcome of creative collaboration of SPbU sociologists with European and South Korean universities and academic foundations. The programme aims to train well-rounded specialists with a set of skills allowing them to perform comparative sociological analysis of modern social, political, economic and ethno-cultural processes and phenomena typical for Western and Eastern societies in view of globalisation. Students who have chosen ‘Global Sociology: Comparative Prospects’ as an area of specialisation have an opportunity to participate in joint scientific events held by the SPbU, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Republic of Korea). The area of specialisation ‘European Societies’ is the outcome of collaboration between SPbU and Bielefeld University (Germany) with the support of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the SPbU Centre for German and European Studies. This interdisciplinary programme targets students with keen interest in modern development trends of European countries, including the Europeanisation of politics, transformation of European market system, changes in social patterns, and European cultural differentiation. A number of courses of the profile ‘European Societies’ are taught by leading international experts from top-ranking universities and research centres of Germany and other European countries. Master students join summer and winter schools organised by German sociological institutions. They have research practice in major European... [-]

Master’s Programme 'Business and Politics in Modern Asia'

Higher School of Economics
Campus 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

Globalization has created a need for highly skilled professionals capable of working in a global environment. This Master’s programme explores state-society relations and economic development in modern Asia, predominantly South Asia and the Middle East, through comparative and international political economy, economic development theory, and comparative anthropological sociology. [+]

Programme Overview

Globalization has created a need for highly skilled professionals capable of working in a global environment. This Master’s programme explores state-society relations and economic development in modern Asia, predominantly South Asia and the Middle East, through comparative and international political economy, economic development theory, and comparative anthropological sociology. Its approach is grounded in the context of retrospective genesis methodology of Asian Studies.

The programme provides students with a range of skills required to understand the processes that are taking place in contemporary Asia. The programme is distinguished by its inter-disciplinary approach, which enables students to supplement area studies with courses on international trade, investment, and business, thus providing them with necessary tools to analyze economic, political and cultural issues relevant to Asian countries. A number of courses will focus specifically on relations between the Russian Federation and countries in the region. The programme's academic content is complemented by research projects and opportunities for language training.... [-]


Master in Comparative Politics of Eurasia

Higher School of Economics
Campus 2 years September 2018 Russia Nizhny Novgorod St. Petersburg

The HSE University - St. Petersburg Master's 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 University - St. Petersburg Master's 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, the 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 geopolitical standing in the context of the wider Arctic region.... [-]


Master in Applied and Interdisciplinary History "Usable Pasts"

Higher School of Economics
Campus 2 years September 2018 Russia Nizhny Novgorod St. Petersburg

Built on the 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 artefacts, 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.... [-]