Saint Petersburg State University

Introduction

Our University

Founded in 1724 by Peter the Great, Saint Petersburg University was to become the first institution of higher education in Russia. SPbU is a leading Russian university with teaching and research excellence ranked among the world’s top universities. We are open to cooperation and enjoy strong ties with the international research and academic community. SPbU scientists work in almost all fields of knowledge, providing expertise and consultation in close collaboration with Russian and international partners. Many outstanding scholars have been a part of the SPbU community, including nine Nobel Prize winners: the physiologist Ivan Pavlov, biologist Ilya Mechnikov, physicist and chemist Nikolay Semyonov, physicists Lev Landau and Aleksandr Prokhorov, philosopher and economist Wassily Leontief as well as mathematician and economist Leonid Kantorovich.

Among University alumni are the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, Prime-Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Director of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovskiy, President of the Russian Academy of Education Liudmila Verbitskaya, mathematicians Grigoriy Perelman and Sergey Smirnov as well as many others.

St. Petersburg University Today

  • 30,000 students
  • 6,000 staff members
  • 85 bachelor and specialist degree programmes
  • 172 master studies
  • 49 doctoral studies
  • international students from over 70 countries
  • over 3000 international students on degree and non-degree programmes
  • more than 400 partner universities
  • the best university Research Park in Russia
  • 6,900,000 books in the collection of the University Research Library
  • diploma issued in Russian and English
  • 12,800 places in the halls of residence

Education Benefits

  • active student participation in the educational process
  • the best realization of a student’s individual potential
  • ECTS – European Credit Transfer System
  • academic disciplines are designed according to the modular principle
  • student exchange programmes with partner universities
  • internships and work placements at leading Russian and international companies
  • access to unique research facilities, technology and full-text electronic databases
  • modern educational technologies
  • state-of-the-art research equipment
  • state scholarships for the best selected international applicants (free tuition and discounted accommodation)
  • on-line application at the SPbU website – www.spbu.ru
  • opportunity to master Russian at the Institute of the Russian Language and Culture

International Cooperation

SPbU accepts more than 3000 international students annually on the various degree and non-degree programmes.

SPbU has more than 400 partner universities in about 70 countries — China, Germany, USA, France, Finland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Brazil. More than 25 international summer and winter schools are held at SPbU annually.

SPbU is a member of a number of international associations and student exchange programmes and internships: Erasmus Mundus, Erasmus+, Finnish-Russian Cross-Border University, Finnish-Russian Student Exchange Program, Santander Universities, TEMPUS, and many others. SPbU has long-term cooperation agreements with IBM, Carl Zeiss, Microsoft, Leica, Sun Microsystems, Intel, Adobe and many other leading international companies.

SPbU’s education is highly valued on the international market. Our graduates are employed by the best Russian and international companies. The University’s close cooperation with leading firms gives graduates an opportunity to choose the best employers.

International cooperation with universities worldwide provides our academic staff and students access to numerous research and study opportunities. Students and researchers benefit from international cooperation, enabling them to share experience and keep abreast of the latest advancements in global science. Ties between scientific communities are the strongest in the world and SPbU takes pride in being a part of that.

Science & Research at SPbU

Our scientists conduct research in almost all fields of knowledge, provide expertise and consulting, and enjoy close ties with Russian and international partners. The results of the research are reported in high-impact international journals.

Priority research areas:

  • nanotechnology and materials science
  • biomedicine and human health
  • information systems and technology
  • ecology and nature management
  • social research and technologies
  • human resource management and technologies

SPbU has cutting-edge research facilities — a state-of-the-art Research Park with 26 resource centres. Research centres are open for students to carry out laboratory work as part of main educational programmes and conduct research in preparation for graduate projects and theses. Over the last five years, SPbU has established 20 new research laboratories.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA in Political Governance and Public Policy

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

MA in Political Governance and Public Policy is a two-year interdisciplinary program focused on training highly qualified analysts, managers and political leaders who will pursue a career in public governance, including government agencies, international organizations, and the non-profit sector. [+]

Overview

MA in Political Governance and Public Policy is a two-year interdisciplinary program focused on training highly qualified analysts, managers and political leaders who will pursue a career in public governance, including government agencies, international organizations, and the non-profit sector. The program is designed to meet the challenges of the modern public sector: the graduates of the program will acquire all the professional competencies necessary for responding complex unique challenges, asking the right questions, estimating the scale of a problem and its specific features, developing and exploring the range of possible solutions, as well as evaluating the potential of public institutions and their representatives to implement decisions.... [-]


Master

Master in Condensed Matter Physics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

This master program is aimed at training experts in condensed matter physics, including heterogeneous systems, functional materials, nanosystems and biological systems. Education is mainly focused on the study of physical and chemical properties such as structure, electronic structure, magnetic and optical properties, phase transitions, [+]

Overview

This master program is aimed at training experts in condensed matter physics, including heterogeneous systems, functional materials, nanosystems and biological systems. Education is mainly focused on the study of physical and chemical properties such as structure, electronic structure, magnetic and optical properties, phase transitions, etc. using optical spectroscopy, magnetic resonance spectroscopy (including magnetic resonance imaging, MRI) and numerical simulation.

Program outline

Compulsory courses:

Mathematical Physics Chemical Physics Theoretical Physics Experimental Physics Numerical Methods and Programming Russian as a Foreign Language

Elective courses:

Modeling in Condensed Matter Physics Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: Basic and Advanced Levels Optical Spectroscopy of Surfaces and Interfaces Electrical and Photoelectric Properties of Semiconductors ... [-]

Master in Corporate Finance - MCF

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

SPbU Graduate School of Management (GSOM) is the first business school in Russia to be included in the International FT ranking. This is the only school in Russia that offers the prestigious Joint Degree with CEMS and Double Degree Options with leading universities. [+]

Overview

SPbU Graduate School of Management (GSOM) is the first business school in Russia to be included in the International FT ranking. This is the only school in Russia that offers the prestigious Joint Degree with CEMS and Double Degree Options with leading universities.

This program provides a compulsory semester abroad at top business schools worldwide. The outstanding curriculum and world-class professors from SPbU GSOM and all over the world are involved in the study process.

Program outline

Compulsory courses:

Financial Accounting & Reporting Financial Markets & Instruments Managerial Economics Quantitative Methods in Finance Corporate Finance Risk Management Financial Analysis & Valuation ... [-]

Master in Game Theory and Operations Research

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

A two-year master program in game theory and operations research prepares a student for a career in industry, science, and education. The program facilitates learning in modern concepts, techniques, and methods of the game theory and leads the student to understand different functional areas of operations research. [+]

Overview

A two-year master program in game theory and operations research prepares a student for a career in industry, science, and education. The program facilitates learning in modern concepts, techniques, and methods of the game theory and leads the student to understand different functional areas of operations research. The courses are designed to study theory and methods of operations research, game theory, econometrics, applied statistics, decision theory, queuing systems, application of computer technologies in operations research and related topics.

Possible areas of research are applied mathematics oriented at optimization, economic activities, competitive marketing and regional cooperation, multinational pollution planning and resource extraction, joint venturing, network modeling, propagation and epidemic models, etc.... [-]


Master in Innovative Technologies in Translation: French

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

This educational program is aimed at training highly qualified translators working with basic and specialized terminology. They are ready to act as professionals and managers in the translation market using up-to-date innovative technologies that are actively applied in this field. [+]

Overview

Language of instruction: French

This educational program is aimed at training highly qualified translators working with basic and specialized terminology. They are ready to act as professionals and managers in the translation market using up-to-date innovative technologies that are actively applied in this field.

Program outline

Compulsory courses:

History of Linguistics and Methods of Linguistic Research Communication Theory Epistemology Work on Master’s Thesis Research Practice Translation Practice

Elective courses:

Methods of Linguistic Analysis Translation Translation of Contract Documents Translation of Judicial Documents Literary Translation Translation of Advertising Texts ... [-]

Master in Innovative Technologies in Translation: Italian

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

This educational program is aimed at training highly qualified translators working with basic and specialized terminology. They are ready to act as professionals and managers in the translation market using up-to-date innovative technologies that are actively applied in this field. [+]

Overview

Language of instruction: Italian

This educational program is aimed at training highly qualified translators working with basic and specialized terminology. They are ready to act as professionals and managers in the translation market using up-to-date innovative technologies that are actively applied in this field.

Program outline

Compulsory courses:

History of Linguistics and Methods of Linguistic Research Communication Theory Epistemology Work on Master’s Thesis Research Practice Translation Practice

Elective courses:

Methods of Linguistic Analysis Translation Translation of Contract Documents Translation of Judicial Documents Literary Translation Translation of Advertising Texts ... [-]

Master in Innovative Technologies in Translation: Spanish

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

This educational program is aimed at training highly qualified translators working with basic and specialized terminology. They are ready to act as professionals and managers in the translation market using up-to-date innovative technologies that are actively applied in this field. [+]

Overview

Language of instruction: Spanish

This educational program is aimed at training highly qualified translators working with basic and specialized terminology. They are ready to act as professionals and managers in the translation market using up-to-date innovative technologies that are actively applied in this field.

Program outline

Compulsory courses:

History of Linguistics and Methods of Linguistic Research Communication Theory Epistemology Work on Master’s Thesis Research Practice Translation Practice

Elective courses:

Methods of Linguistic Analysis Translation Translation of Contract Documents Translation of Judicial Documents Literary Translation Translation of Advertising Texts ... [-]

Master in Intercultural Communication: German - Russian Dialogue

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

The program is taught entirely in German. The program focuses on the improvement of practical communication skills in German. The students write and defend the thesis in German under the supervision of two teachers, a research advisor and a DAAD tutor. [+]

Overview

Language of instruction: German

The program is taught entirely in German. The program focuses on the improvement of practical communication skills in German. The students write and defend the thesis in German under the supervision of two teachers, a research advisor and a DAAD tutor.

Program outline

Compulsory courses:

History of Linguistics and Methods of Linguistic Research Semiotics in Intercultural Communication Philosophy of Language in the Aspect of Cross-linguistic Communication Teaching Practice Work on Master's Thesis Research Practice

Elective courses:

Linguistic Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication I Theoretical and Applied Aspects of Functional Stylistics: The Official Style Creative Writing in Theory and Practice of Teaching German as a Foreign Language – I Theoretical and Applied Aspects of Functional Stylistics: The Scientific Style Creative Writing in Theory and Practice of Teaching German as a Foreign Language – II Comparative Typology of German and Russian: Grammar ... [-]

Master in International Relations

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

This master degree program is the balanced combination of university courses covering topical issues of Russia and a curriculum recognized by the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. [+]

Overview

This master degree program is the balanced combination of university courses covering topical issues of Russia and a curriculum recognized by the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. The program is aimed to train highly qualified professionals for their future work at public service institutions, international organizations and international businesses. It creates a new generation of leaders competent in general topical issues of international relations both in the foreign and domestic policy of Russia.

Program outline

Compulsory courses:

Current Issues of the Theory of International Relations International Organizations and Global Government International Security International Political Economy Russia in the World Russia’s Identity ... [-]

Master in International Sociology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

The program was established by SPbU Department of Sociology in collaboration with South Korean and European universities and academic foundations and is a part of the International Sociology program. [+]

Overview

The program was established by SPbU Department of Sociology in collaboration with South Korean and European universities and academic foundations and is a part of the International Sociology program.

Its mission is to build awareness of today’s social, political, economic and cultural problems and processes typical for the Western and Eastern societies in view of globalization as well as to develop skills in comparative sociological analysis of these problems and processes. All courses of the master program are taught in English by leading professors and lecturers from Russia, Germany, the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea.

The students of the program have an opportunity to participate in international and Russian research projects and scientific conferences. They actively publish their research works in scientific journals in Russia and abroad.... [-]


Master in International Trading System

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

The Department of World Economy is a dynamically developing educational and research university subdivision. Today it is one of the leading think tanks in Russia on trade policy issues. The staff carries out research projects, including international ones, in various aspects of international economic relations. [+]

Overview

The Department of World Economy is a dynamically developing educational and research university subdivision. Today it is one of the leading think tanks in Russia on trade policy issues. The staff carries out research projects, including international ones, in various aspects of international economic relations. The leading professors of the Department have substantial experience in delivering lectures in foreign universities.

In 2010 the Department was awarded the status of WTO Chair. The WTO Chairs Program (WCP) aims to support and promote trade-related academic activities of universities and research institutions in developing and least- developed countries. Academic institutions awarded such status receive support in the following areas: curriculum development, teaching, research and outreach activities. The Chairs have been selected through a competitive bidding process.... [-]


Master in Management - MIM

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

SPbU Graduate School of Management is the first business school in Russia to be included in the International FT ranking. This is the only school in Russia that offers the prestigious Joint Degree with CEMS and Double Degree Options with leading universities. [+]

Overview

SPbU Graduate School of Management is the first business school in Russia to be included in the International FT ranking. This is the only school in Russia that offers the prestigious Joint Degree with CEMS and Double Degree Options with leading universities.

This program provides a compulsory semester abroad at top business schools worldwide. The outstanding curriculum and world-class professors from GSOM and all over the world are involved in the study process. The program assumes the choice between the general track or one of the three concentrations:

International Business (IB), Information Technologies and Innovation Management (ITIM), International Logistics and Supply Chain Management (IL & SCM). Program outline ... [-]

Master in Pomor - Polar and Marine Research

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

Unlike any other programs, the course offers insights into polar and marine ecosystems and climate change. During their practice modules, the students stand a chance to engage with expeditions on board of the leading German and Russian research vessels. Upon completion, the students receive a double degree: Master degree from St. Petersburg University and Master of Sciences of the University of Hamburg. [+]

Overview

Unlike any other programs, the course offers insights into polar and marine ecosystems and climate change. During their practice modules, the students stand a chance to engage with expeditions on board of the leading German and Russian research vessels. Upon completion, the students receive a double degree: Master degree from St. Petersburg University and Master of Sciences of the University of Hamburg. “Polar and marine research” is an only educational program in natural sciences at SPbU, accredited by ASIIN e.V.

The students are equipped with the best of a diverse range of opportunities for polar and marine research, locally, nationally and globally. They can pursue academic research in the top Russian and world’s research organizations in climate studies, oceanology, hydrology, biology, geology, paleography, geomorphology and polar geography.... [-]


Master in Russian Culture

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

The program offers an in-depth study of the fundamentals of the Russian culture, the formation and development of Russia’s cultural identity, the methods to conduct research in Russian culture, hallmarks of Russian mentality. [+]

Overview

The program offers an in-depth study of the fundamentals of the Russian culture, the formation and development of Russia’s cultural identity, the methods to conduct research in Russian culture, hallmarks of Russian mentality.

It aims to provide graduates with a fundamental knowledge of different fields of Russian cultural studies. The program trains professionals with a strong awareness of both historical aspects of the Russian culture and contemporary Russia’s cultural scene.

Graduates of the program will be equipped with knowledge and skills enabling them to land jobs in various areas of humanitarian work, public and private companies, and other organizations looking for professionals able to provide creative solutions with advanced education and communication technologies.... [-]


Master in Strategic and Arms Control Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

Unique and the first of its kind in Russia, the program offers insights into current military and political issues. The course provides students with an intellectually stimulating education, analytical skills, and rigor to pursue a career in national and international organizations and bureaus of political and military affairs. [+]

Overview

Unique and the first of its kind in Russia, the program offers insights into current military and political issues. The course provides students with an intellectually stimulating education, analytical skills, and rigor to pursue a career in national and international organizations and bureaus of political and military affairs.

Program outline

Main courses:

General principles and methods of strategic analysis Strategy and politics in XIX-XXI Analysis of military strategy of a modern state Current issues of international regime evolution of the arms control Current approaches to phenomenon of evolution in military

Main research areas:

Role of the international organizations and states in arms control Armed conflicts in modern world Use of armed forces by the modern states International cooperation in military sphere, defense diplomacy National military strategy of various states ... [-]

Master in Theory and Practice of Verbal Communication: German

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

This master program is aimed at extending the theoretical knowledge of students necessary for conducting language functional analysis and for developing the communicative competence and language proficiency. [+]

Overview

Language of instruction: German

This master program is aimed at extending the theoretical knowledge of students necessary for conducting language functional analysis and for developing the communicative competence and language proficiency.

The study process is based on the theoretical guidelines of the modern trends in applied theoretical linguistics, such as pragmalinguistic analysis, communicative (interactional) text linguistics, historical pragmalinguistics, and sociolinguistic analysis of German (the dialect, professional words, the sociolect, the communicative-functional variation of linguistic forms).

The program is primarily aimed at transferring to students up-to-date basic knowledge of how to use various linguistic forms in German in their direct interrelation with the socio-communicative activity of people in different socio-cultural contexts.... [-]


Contact
Location address
6 Birzhevaya Liniya
St. Petersburg, 199034 RU