Game Theory and Operations Research, M.Sc. | Saint-Petersburg University | Saint Petersburg, Russia
M.Sc. On Campus

Game Theory and Operations Research

24 months
5541 EUR/year
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The Game Theory and Operations Research programme at Saint-Petersburg State University is designed for students with strong mathematical backgrounds wishing to deepen and broaden their knowledge while gaining applicable skills in high demand in the marketplace.  


MSc Game Theory and Operations Research from Saint-Petersburg State University provides you with the skills needed to use applied mathematics to problems faced by companies, governments, and other institutions. The graduates will learn to construct and investigate mathematical models of real-life problems using optimization, simulation, and statistics, with specialist software taught during computer lab sessions.

Benefits of the Game Theory And Operations Research programme at Saint-Petersburg State University

  • Innovation and technology-enhanced learning and teaching.
  • Partnership with Russian and foreign centers of education and research; the development of regional, national and international academic and research ties; participation in national and international research, educational and cultural programmes, conferences, workshops, symposiums in core areas of interest.
  • The best students have the opportunity to publish results of their research (after passing the standard review procedure) in highly ranked scientific journals.

Key skills

Upon completion of our two-year programme, students will be ready to put their knowledge and skills to good use in a variety of fields, including business, education, and research. In fact, recent graduates of our programme have been sought after for such positions as technical staff members in business or industry, government planners, and private consultants.

The obtained theoretical and practical knowledge and skills enable students to carry out academic research and analyze new theoretical and applied results in accordance with the study profile.

Readiness for development and optimization of business plans for applied research projects.

Readiness for management of projects/subprojects, for planning research work, analyzing risks, and managing the project team.

Career opportunities

Graduates are well-placed to enter a wide range of careers in analytics, research, and teaching. They find jobs in research centers, universities, R&D and other high-profile companies.

Key positions:

  • R&D specialist
  • R&D manager
  • Educator (vocational and professional education, lifelong professional training)
  • Programmer
  • IT specialist
  • Systems analyst

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Discrete and Stochastic Models
  • Operations Research and Game Theory
  • Qualitative Methods in Applied Economic Analysis
  • PERT and Project Management
  • Methods of Statistical Information Processing
  • Research Project
  • Continuous Mathematical Models
  • Economics Software
  • Modern Control Theory
  • Supplementary Chapters of Mathematical Analysis and Dynamical Systems
  • Statistical Decisions and Econometrics
  • Queueing Theory
  • English
  • Russian as a Foreign Language

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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

  • Signed application for admission to an educational programme of the appropriate level in the format established by the Admissions Committee
  • Consent of the Applicant to Personal Data Processing, Transmission and Storage
  • Educational credential and supplements prepared according to the rules
  • A copy of your identity document. Please note that the applicant’s passport should be valid for at least 18 months after the beginning of the planned study period. If you need to get a Russian visa please fill in an application form for visa invitation and submit it to Personal Account.
  • Photo 3х4 cm
  • Competitive selections of documents (Portfolio)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5541 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5541 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • For citizens of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus: 293,100 rubles
  • For international students including stateless persons: 338,800 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.


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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