The programme aims

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.


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

Duration of the Programme

3 years.

Programme type


Language of instruction


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
+7 (4012) 595 595 (1931)
Language of instruction: Russian