Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

PhD Programmes

Law «Criminal Law and Criminology, Penitentiary Law»

Programme Information

The programme aims to train highly qualified specialists in Jurisprudence capable of introducing scientific and educational innovations.

Programme's advantages:

The PhD programme is designed to meet the following professional standards: "Teacher" professional standard (draft); "Researcher" professional standard (draft).

Upon completing the programme, you will:

  • be able to establish on hypothetical level the direction and character of the relationship between the risk factors;

  • be able to apply the modern methods of real-world cognition to devise and use the effective means for fighting crime.


Programme Description

40.06.01. Law. Criminal Law and Criminology, Penitentiary Law.

Duration of the Programme: 3 years.

Programme type: Full-time.

Language of instruction: Russian.

Courses & Study Load

ECTS credits: 180

Core courses: Scientific Research Methodology and Results Presentation, Current Problems of the Field, Criminal Law and Criminology; Penitentiary Law, History and Philosophy of Science, Foreign Language.

Elective courses:

Criminal Policy of Russia: History, Current State and Prospects / Criminal Identity: Philosophical and Legal Aspects

Professional Training / Internships

The IKBFU and the Institute of Law provide all the facilities and equipment required for successful PhD training, including Crime Laboratory, computer class, library, multimedia equipment (computers, projectors), copiers and office supplies.

In addition, research results can be published in "IKBFU's vestnik" journal and in "Criminology: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow", the leading criminal legal and criminological journal issued by Saint-Petersburg International Criminology Club, a part of which is the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology.

Career Opportunities

The PhD graduates can pursue careers in:

  • research in Jurisprudence;

  • teaching in Higher Education

Admission & Tuition
State-funded applicants (Russian nationals and  Russian speaking applicants from the CIS countries) are  expected to  take  the following exams:
  • Criminal Law and Criminology, Penitentiary Law

  • Philosophy

  • Russian language


Elena Fadeeva, Programme Manager

Tel.   7 4012 595 595 (ext. 1003)

Language: Russian

Admissions Office

14 A. Nevskogo ul., Kaliningrad, 236041

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