Master's Program

Chair of Contemporary Russian History, Department of History and Political Sciences.

Purpose of the Program: training of the professional and highly qualified historians who possess excellent analytical, academic, teaching and managing skills.

Our graduates will be able to apply their professional competences and skills in the following domains:

  • Academic research institutions,
  • Departments of history, social and political sciences,
  • Think­tanks, analytical centers,
  • Museums and archives,
  • State administrative and municipal bodies,
  • Sector of corporate governance,
  • Media outlets and non­governmental organizations (NGOs).

Advantages of the Masters’ Program in History:

  • Continuing studies in one of Russia’s leading universities
  • Availability of state­funded positions
  • Combination of classic methods and innovation in teaching history
  • Learning through doing real research
  • Taking part in the departmental project activities
  • Inspiring communicative and educational environment
  • Specialized program of academic English (advanced level)
  • Opportunities to collaborate with leading foreign experts and researchers from our partner universities and research centers
  • Priority when applying for the doctoral program

Curriculum:

М.1

General courses

1

Modern concepts in the philosophy of science

2

Professional and academic English

3

Legal aspects of social and cultural activities

4

History of social ideas in Russia: twentieth century

5

Fundraising

 

Process of decision­making

М.2

Specialized courses

6

Interdisciplinary approaches in contemporary history

7

Current issues of historical research: historical memory

8

IT in political science and education

9

Basics of academic editing

10

Political anthropology of Soviet society

11

Political regimes in historical and contemporary perspective

12

Regional political communities and integration processes in the history of Europe

13

Contemporary methods of quantitative research in political sciences 

14

Teaching history at the university

15

Social policy in the sphere of leisure in twentieth­century Europe:  between the social and the politica

16

Dissidence in Russian history

 

Russian political culture and its visual representation

17

Methods of comparative research

 

Political elites in Russian history

18

Gender studies in contemporary social sciences and humanities

 

Political mythology: Russian historical experience

19

Russian political identity in comparative perspective

 

Evolution of electoral practices in contemporary world

М.3

Internship and research activity

20

Teaching practice

21

Research practice

22

Problems of contemporary Russian political history: research seminar

М.4

Final state attestation

23

Masters’ Thesis

М.5

Optional courses

24

History of political ideas