Russian Studies in Real Russia

Program description:

Area of studies:
Russian Studies
Branch of science:
Social Sciences
Ural Institute of Humanities
Degree awarded:
Master's degree
Intake Year:
Mode and duration of study:
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Programs Open for Enrollment



Duration of studies: 2 years 

Direction: Area Studies

Credits: 120 ECTS

Language of instruction: English

Entry requirements: BA in Social Sciences or Humanities, certificate of English proficiency (B2 level or higher). Final admission is decided upon an interview (a skype interview is possible).

Academic Head of the program: Alexey Antoshin, Doctor of History, Professor, Specialist in Russian History, Ural Federal University.

Program goal: Interdisciplinary by its nature, the program “Russian Studies” highlights Russian language, culture, society, political, economic and social situations, as well as Russia’s role in the global world. Students delve into the regional and economic characteristics of modern Russia, develop understanding of the country’s industrial development in the past and the structure of the national economy today. Program participants experience the country outside of capitals to gain an impression of ‘real’ Russia and to capture the non-Western view on phenomena of Russian contemporary life and its past. In view of career perspectives, this program gets you prepared for starting your own business or entering a top-ranking company including various economic entities, companies raising livestock, working for innovative manufacturing industries, focused on developing Russia's economic and political welfare. The academic staff of the program includes experts in Russian philosophy, economy, regional developments, history, culture and Russian as a foreign language. 



Final examination: Master’s thesis presentation 


Program Highlights

Prospective employment fields



understanding of global market trends, as well as awareness of specifics of doing business in Russia

business enterprises

experience of communicating with representatives of foreign states, as well as the knowledge of the specifics of the country’s foreign policy

Diplomatic organizations and agencies of public diplomacy, cultural agencies, funds and NGOs

the ability to analyze, identify the background of events, and perform their competent coverage

media enterprises

analysis of events with different quantitative and qualitative methods

research and teaching at academic establishments


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