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Strategic and Arms Control Studies

Saint-Petersburg State University

24 months
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The Strategic and Arms Control Studies programme offered at Saint-Petersburg State University focuses on the study of issues associated with the use of military force in international relations: the military strategy of countries; armed conflicts; and the impact of scientific and technological progress on the development of military strategy.


The Strategic and Arms Control Studies programme offered at Saint-Petersburg State University is aimed at training non-military experts with the necessary knowledge to work in government agencies, international organisations, research centres and the media that are somehow related to the solution, study or coverage of military-political issues in present-day international relations. The scope of application of the acquired knowledge and skills is quite diverse: government agencies, the media, and research centres. The growing demand for such experts is currently determined by the fact that the reform of the armed forces in many countries at present presupposes a significant increase in civil-military cooperation. Graduates of the master's programme will also be in demand in various international organisations and research centres, including: the United Nations; the International Atomic Energy Agency; the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons; and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

Prospects for a future career in research and business

Students take an active part in: Moscow Nonproliferation Conference; and various guest lectures and workshops that are regularly organised as part of the programme.

Students enrolled in this master’s programme have an opportunity to do internships in Russian and international institutions, including:

  • PIR Center (Moscow) and
  • Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP).

Organisations where our graduates work:

  • State Corporation Rosatom
  • The Center for Strategic Research (CSR)
  • ‘New Defence Order. Strategy’ journal
  • Media group Mil.Press.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategy and Politics in the 19th–21st Centuries
  • General Principles and Methods of Strategic Analysis
  • Nuclear Strategy and Arms Control
  • Arms Control, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
  • Military Innovations and Strategy

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

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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