Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

PhD Programmes

Historical Science and Archaeology «World History (Modern and Contemporary History)»

Programme Information

The programme aims to train highly qualified researchers in the field of Modern and Contemporary History capable of introducing scientific and educational innovations.

Programme's advantages:

  • the programme helps PhD student to develop professional and personal qualities required for conducting researches facilitating social and cultural progress.

  • the programme gives the opportunity to conduct a scientific research in the field of Modern and Contemporary history.

Programme Description

46.06.01 . Historical Science and Archaeology. World History (Modern and Contemporary History).

Duration of the Programme: 3 years.

Programme type: Full-time.

Language of instruction: Russian.

Courses & Study Load

ECTS credits: 180


Teaching courses and Qualifying Exam training: Current Challenges in HI Teaching and Learning, History and Philosophy of Science, Foreign Language, World History (Modern and Contemporary History).

Specialist courses: Current Problems of the Field, Revolutions and Reforms in Modern and Contemporary History, Current Problems of Modern and Contemporary History source study.

Professional Training / Internships

Teaching and research training is provided at the IKBFU facilities as well as in central and regional archives.

Career Opportunities

The graduates have a variety of career paths to follow:

In academia: historical researches in universities, specialized academic institutions and research institutes.

In culture: archives and museums

Graduates can also work in the expert-analytical centres, public and state information and analytical organizations.

Admission & Tuition

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

  • World History (Modern and Contemporary History)

  • Philosophy 

  • Foreign language



Dmitry GURIN, Programme Manager

Tel.: 7 4012 595 595 (1931)


Language: Russian

Admissions Office

14 A. Nevskogo ul., Kaliningrad, 236041

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