Philosophy, Ethics and Religion

Postgraduate program "Philosophy, Ethics and Religion" includes the direction 09.00.11 "Social Philosophy". The direction is carried out at the Faculty of Humanities.

The field of professional activity of the graduate students includes: educational organizations of general and vocational education; academic and research organizations; mass media, cultural institutions; public organizations, state and municipal administration.

The objects of professional activity of the graduate students are various spheres of social and cultural space (science, art, religion); cognitive processes; theory and practice of public communication; social activity of the individual and its forms.

Graduate's types of professional activity are: research in the field of the humanities, covering the worldviews issues; teaching activity in the field of humanities, covering the worldviews issues. The postgraduate program is aimed at mastering all occupations for which the graduate is preparing.

Postgraduate study is a system for training highly qualified specialists of the new generation, competitive in the market of intellectual labor, with the skills of analytical, research and teaching activities. To apply for the postgraduate program candidate should hold master’s or specialist’s degree in the related field.

Russian higher education is divided into undergraduate (bachelor's), graduate (master's or specialist’s) and postgraduate (PhD) levels. Bachelor’s degree programs duration is 4 year, master’s degree program is 2 more years (6 years in total). Specialist’s programs are usually lasts for 5 or 5,5 years. Specialist’s degree is equated to bachelor’s + master’s degrees obtained.

Postgraduate programs’ duration is 4 years. At the beginning of the studies an individual training plan is drawn up. Postgraduate education includes research under the guidance of scientific supervisor. Therefore, for admission it is important to accurately determine the faculty and department, where you would like to continue your studies, to have a potential PhD supervisor and thesis abstracts.

During this time, it is necessary to have several scientific publications. Upon completion of the program and postgraduate exams, graduates receive the postgraduate diploma. After receiving a diploma you have the opportunity to become a Candidate of Sciences. It can be achieved by defending a thesis for the Candidate's Degree at the end of the studies.


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