Political Science

Political Science

Political Science

Full-time Bachelor-degree program

Duration: 4 years (8 semesters)

ECTS: 240

Fields of study: Political science

Language of instruction: Russian, partly English

Faculty of International Relations and Politics

Tuition fee:

225 000 ₽/year

The program is aimed at training civil servants, experts, analysts and political journalists, proficient in 2 foreign languages, competitive on the Russian and global labor market.

During first 2 years of study students gain basic knowledge and skills in sociology, politics, international relations and application of rights. In the 3rd year of study students choose one of two programs «Public policy and administration: the World’s Best Practices» or «Political Institutions and Processes in the Modern World» and graduate with this specialization.


  • tailored learning pathway (elective courses and programs)
  • learning 2 foreign languages (English + French/German/Spanish)
  • lecturers with international academic experience
  • wide range of subjects related to learning quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods international exchange with partner universities
  • research activities (scientific essay as main form of written works)

Main classes

  • Public Policy and Public Administration
  • World Politics and International Relations
  • Political Psychology
  • Political Analysis and Foresight
  • Political Consulting
  • Law in Politics
  • Modern Russian Politics

Learning outcomes

  • assessing political environment, activities of public bodies and organizations
  • understanding of principles and tools for a modern public administration and management
  • carrying out consulting, information and communication activities in the political area
  • conducting political campaigns and organizing election process
  • conducting research in political science

Career opportunities

  • State bodies and municipal authorities
  • Political technologies, PR and GR
  • Political communication and expertise 
  • Political journalism
  • Russian and International business


Fall (September-January):ECTS creditsSpring (February-June):ECTS credits
Post-Soviet Studies: Russia6Global Governance6
Russian Studies: Culture & History6Urban Studies & Politics6
Political Concepts and Rhetoric (optional)4Post-Soviet Studies: CIS6
Comparative Political Systems6Russian Politics6
Public Policy: Theories & Cases6Russian Language6
Russian Language6  

Program director: Vitalii Gorokhov, Associate Professor

Office: 7, Tuchkov lane, Vasilievsky Island, St. Petersburg, 199178, Russia

Phone: +7 (812) 335-94-94 (ext. 1563)

E-mail: gorokhov-va@ranepa.ru