M.Sc. On Campus

Regional Studies - Russian Federation

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU)

24 months
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With the Regional Studies - Russian Federation program at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) you will gain more profound and comprehensive knowledge about Russia. 


Do you want to go deeper into studies about Russia’s foreign policy? Just join this program!

With the Master's Degree Program 'Regional Studies: Russian Federation' you will gain more profound and comprehensive knowledge about current Russia’s policy.The program deals with the various aspects of contemporary Russia’s politics, with the emphasis on the key directions of Russia’s foreign policy, its goals, objectives and regional priorities such as Russia's place in Greater Eurasia, the Arctic and the world as a whole. The Program also highlights topics devoted to the specifics of the formation of Russian information policy, as well as Russia's role in international cooperation in the field of environmental protection. During the study period knowledge of the country’s political history culture is given. As a result, students get the ability to comprehend Russia’s contemporary politics.

Key Points

  • the course is primarily delivered in English;
  • regular participation in seminars, conferences and forums;
  • in-depth knowledge delivered by highly-expertised  Russian professors;
  • international relevant contacts for successful career in international governmental and non-governmental organizations;
  • cross-cultural studies and other extracurricular activities at the University;
  • scholarships to study abroad in English in one of the European partner universities (a semester or a summer school)
  • trainings and activities regarding issues of public authorities engaged with domestic and foreign policies, various scientific, educational, informational and cultural exchanges, trade and economic cooperation, bilateral and multilateral communication links.

Programme Structure

Major areas of expertise:

  • Political History of Russia and Eurasia
  • Russian Domestic Policy
  • Russia’s Foreign Policy
  • Russia’s strategy in Greater Eurasia
  • Russia’s Arctic Policy
  • Environmental Issues
  • Information Security
  • Research Seminar Russian and Eurasian Studies
  • Russian Language

Additional Benefits

- Staying in the most beautiful city of Russia - Saint-Petersburg - will reward you with unforgettable experience!

- The only master's program in English dedicated to the study of the Russian Federation, with an emphasis on the study of the foreign policy of modern Russia.

- The program is being implemented in one of the leading Russian universities - Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.

- Studying on the Program provides opportunities for joint work with leading Russian experts on Russian foreign policy and international relations.


Our graduates can expect positions in international companies with Russianbased subsidiaries. On top of that having pertinent knowledge and practical skills they will be able to work in local administration and government, or continue to study for a PhD.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Academic year: September 01 - end of June. Academic year consists of 2 semesters (September-January and February-June).




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s, Specialist’s or Master’s degree in a relevant area is required 
  • English language proficiency - B+ (CEFR B2) 
  • Exam Test in a relevant field of studies
  • Interview in English with a program coordinator (Skype option is available)

Work experience


Tuition Fee

292 600 Rubles

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

34733 - 58700 RUB /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


• Polytech accepts students who received a Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education scholarship (so-called quota) that covers tuition fees as well. 

To apply for the quota - -  

• You can also participate in the International Olympiad "Open Doors: Russian Scholarship project" co-organized by Polytechnic University. The winners have an opportunity to pursue their Master's and PhD degrees for free. The Olympiad is intended for both international applicants and SPbPU students in their final years of Bachelor's, Specialist's, or Master's studies

The qualifying round will start in September 2022 and will end in December 2022.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Regional Studies - Russian Federation
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