The programme aims

Train researchers, lecturers, and experts in the history of philosophical teachings, proficient in consulting and expert analysis.

Programmes advantages

A certificate of accreditation by Russian and international experts. The programme has been developed in view of the market requirements.


During the course of studies, you will take a comprehensive approach to the study of philosophical problems of consciousness, the nature of morality, taking the data of neuroscience and evolutionary biology into account. That will allow you to apply neurobiological concepts to traditional philosophical questions and categories in their modern interpretation. The acquired skills of information analysis and context understanding, together with fundamental knowledge in the field of the nature of consciousness, its origin and genesis, the structure of the brain, will allow you to explore the secrets of thinking, memory, decision-making and other properties and processes of the psyche from both the philosophical and neurophysiological points of view.

Duration of the Programme

2 years.

Programme type


Language of instruction



Institute for the Humanities

Courses & Study Load

Workload: 120 ECTS credits

In the course of study, student will acquire knowledge in the following disciplines: The Critique of Pure Reason and Kant’s epistemology; Kant’s ideas in contemporary political philosophy; Kant’s anthropology and contemporary philosophical anthropology; German neo-Kantianism: History and the Present; Kant in Russian philosophy and culture; Kant’s ideas in contemporary analytic philosophy and philosophy of language; Kant’s logic and contemporary logic.


Students complete a research project and gain research and teaching experience at the University.

Career Opportunities

Graduates hold positions at various educational institutions – schools, secondary vocational institutions, and academic and research organisations – as well as museum and libraries, public authorities, and commercial and non-profit organisations.

Admission & Tuition

To enter a Master's programme applicants are required to take the following exams:

  • Written exam (or a test) in the chosen field of study (100 points maximum)
  • Foreign language (a pass or fail test)

We also accept international certificates of proficiency in English

Cambridge exam: PET, FCE, CAE, CPE; IELTS; TOEFL or

German: Goethe-Zertifikat A2, Goethe-Zertifikat Fit in Deutsch, Goethe-Zertifikat B1 / B2 , -Goethe-Zertifikat C1, Goethe-Zertifikat C2: GDS, test DaF, DSD B2 / C1, - telc A2 / B1 / C1 / C2, -ÖSD, -DSH.


Dmitriy GURIN

Degree Programme Manager
+7 (4012) 595 595
Language of instruction: Russian