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The MA program in International Relations combines an academic approach with professional training, forging potential insightful consultants, analysts, while also offering a solid basis for further academic studies at the PhD level.
The program is designed to develop a new generation of leaders who wants to combine a traditional knowledge of international relations with specific and profound understanding of both Russian domestic and foreign affairs. The graduates of this program are international affairs professionals who will pursue careers in diplomacy, public service, international organizations, and academic institutions.
The studies therefore provide students with a range of skills needed to understand the critical issues relating to international security, global governance, and to Russian position in the world politics as well.
Our Graduates: They work in international corporations like SUZUKI. They continue their academic and research career in the universities of the USA like University of California. They work at international broadcasting channels like Russia Today. They work as experts on Russia in international journals and newspapers like Washington Post.
Program’s obligatory courses:
• Current Issues of the Theory of International
• International Organizations and Global Government
• International Security
• International Political Economy
• Russia in the World
• Russia’s Identity
Program’s elective courses:
• EU Policies on the Post-Soviet Space
• Public Diplomacy
• The Energy Dimension of the World Politics
• Ecological Politics
• The Arctic Region in the Modern Political System
Students practice at:
• Nordic Council of Ministers
• Mir, TV Company
• Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS
• Foreign Consulates in St. Petersburg
Graduates work at:
• Russia Today, TV Channel
• Suzuki Company
• The Hague Chamber of Commerce of Holland
• Foreign Universities and others
Admissions of Russian and foreign citizens are arranged in accordance with the "Rules of admission to St. Petersburg State University for the major educational programs of higher education (undergraduate programs, training programs, graduate programs) in 2014". There are admission quota financed by the federal budget, as well as the fee-paying quota based on contracts with individuals and / or entities.
Admissions of foreign citizens
International applicants can be admitted to SPbU both to places on a fee-paying (contractual) basis and places funded by the Russian Government (on references from the Russian Federation Ministry of Education).
International applicants can be admitted to SPbU both to places on a fee-paying (contractual) basis and to places funded by the Russian Government (Scholarship includes tuition fee).
Admission procedure on a fee-paying (contractual) basis includes entry examinations for foreign applicants.
List of the required documents for application:
1.application form for an educational programm of the relevant level, stated by an Admission Committee;
2.educational certificate/diploma* (or its notarized copy) and its transcript (in case it is provided bu the legal system of a foreighn state that issued the certificate/diploma);
3.copy of identity document;
4.copy of entry visa to the Russian Federation (if there is one);
5.copy of migration card;
6."Stay Regulations for Foreighn Citizens in Russian Federation" sighned;
7.4 (four) photographs 3z4 sm.
How to apply:
1.To register at the Personal Account on the website of Admission Office;
2.To fill an application form for an educational program;
3.Signed application with other documents submit by one of the following ways:
- attach at the Personal Account,
- in person,
- by post.
Deadline for application in 2015:
- April 01 - August 10: for applicants not requiring an entry visa
- April 01 - July 10: for applicants requiring an entry visa
Periods for the admissions tests in 2015:
- May 5 – 19;
- June 15 – 30;
- July 13 – 24;
- August 03 – 17.
*The educational certificate needs to be
- legalised if required
- recognized in the Russian Federation (to have either a recognition certificate or an equivalence certificate if required)
List and Forms of 2015 Admissions Tests for Main Master Programmes at St. Petersburg State University http://abiturient.spbu.ru/images/2015/VI/mag_ino_2015_EN.htm
FOR APPLICANTS ON GOVERNMENT-FUNDED BASIS
Requirements for documents 2014 http://abiturient.spbu.ru/images/2014/foreigns/kriterii_en.htm
As specified in the Governmental decree of Russian Federation (October, 8 2013 № 891"On Fixing an Education Quota for Foreign Nationals and Stateless Citizens in the Russian Federation"), foreign citizens are provided an opportunity to take part in an Competition for state-funded educational places at Universities in Russian Federation, including SPbU (funded from the budget of Russian Federation). Information about order of admission will be available on this page in the terms defined by the Government of the Russian Federation. http://abiturient.spbu.ru/index.php/russkij/admissions-of-foreign-citizens/admissions-of-foreign-citizens/m-admission-procedure-gov
Full information on the rules and admission process for undergraduate and graduate programs can be found on the official website of St. Petersburg State University Admissions Commission: http://abiturient.spbu.ru/