Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

PhD Programmes

Political Science and Regional Studies «Political institutions, processes, and technology»

Programme Information

The Porgramme aims to train competent researchers and academics in the field of political science

Programme’s advantages: internships at public and municipal administration bodies, national and international academic mobility opportunities, master classes from leading experts, a focus on practical skills.

Upon completing the Programme, you will be able to:

  • conduct independent research;

  • teach political science at a university,

  • work with international research teams;


Programme Description

41.06.01. Political Science and Regional Studies. Political institutions, processes, and technology.

Duration of the Programme: 3 years.

Programme type: Full-time.

Language of instruction: Russian.

Courses & Study Load
Number of ECTS credits: 180
Core disciplines: methodology for research and result presentation, current problems of education and pedagogy, political institutions, processes, and technology, and institutional political science
Professional Training / Internships

Students complete internships at the Kaliningrad Regional Duma, Government of the Kaliningrad region, Kaliningrad branch of Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Kaliningrad City Council, and the IKBFU's Sociological Laboratory.


Career Opportunities

Graduates pursue careers in political research and teaching political science.

Admission & Tuition

State-funded applicants (Russian nationals and  Russian speaking applicants from the CIS countries) are  expected to  take  the following exams:

  • Political institutions, processes, and technology

  • Philosophy  

  • Foreign language


Mikhail Berendeev, Deputy Director for Academic Affairs

Tel.: + 7 4012 595 595 (ext. 1951)


Languages: Russian, English

Admissions Office

14 A. Nevskogo ul., Kaliningrad, 236041

+7 (4012) 59-55-96
fax: +7 (4012) 31-33-33