Master On Campus

Political Governance and Public Policy

Saint-Petersburg State University

24 months
4129 EUR/year
3105 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Political Governance and Public Policy programme offered at Saint-Petersburg State University is a two-year programme for learning at the level of the highest world standards. It is based on the achievements of scientific schools at St Petersburg University and ensures the innovative nature of education.


Modern computer programmes and new information technologies are used in order to achieve a high level of professionalism and leadership qualities of graduates. The key and auxiliary disciplines are included. It aims to develop the practical skills required for analytical, expert, consulting and organisational work in the government and municipal authorities, in the sphere of corporate public policy, and in political parties and civil associations for developing, implementing, and evaluating policies and public programmes.

Graduates from the Political Governance and Public Policy programme at Saint-Petersburg State University will be able:

  • to carry out systematic analysis of professional problem situations and develop a strategy for their solutions;
  • to manage self-developed projects in the professional field at all life cycle stages;
  • to organise and manage the activity of a working group, and develop a team strategy to achieve the goal;
  • to apply modern communication technologies, in oral and written forms for academic and professional interaction;
  • to communicate with people of different cultures;
  • to determine and implement the priorities of their own professional activity and ways to improve it based on self-evaluation.

Career opportunities

  • Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Researcher
  • Advisor
  • Public programme manager
  • Government and municipal employee
  • Deputy assistant
  • GR manager
  • Lobbyist
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Budget Policy in Russia (Public Budgeting)
  • Knowledge Management in Public Policy
  • Business and Interest Groups in Russian Public Policy
  • Collaboration and Political Decision-Making Process
  • Governance Through Communities
  • Inequality and Social Policy in Russia
  • Computer Science for Public Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Government-funded basis: 21 May
  • Fee-paying (contractual) basis: 25 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

  • An application form for an educational programme. The application is filled in and uploaded to the Personal Account
  • An original Credential (document of education) and its supplements with grades/marks. The educational documents should be properly prepared to be submitted in the Russian Federation.
  • A copy of an identity document. Please note that your passport should have validity of minimum 18 months at the time your studies at SPbU begin.
  • Admissions tests for main programmes are in form of competitive selection of documents (Portfolio) except entry exams for Specialist degree program General medicine and Stomatology. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    4129 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4129 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3105 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3105 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • For citizens of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus: 258,900 rubles
  • For international students including stateless persons: 344,300 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.


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