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Faculty of History

MailMSU, Faculty of History, Russia, 119991, Moscow, GSP-1, Lomonosovsky Prospekt, 27-4
Telephone+7 (495) 939-56-10
WWWhttp://www.hist.msu.ru/English/index.html
E-maildogovor@hist.msu.ru

Acting Dean: Lev S. Belousov

The Faculty of History is a leader of historical education in Russia. The faculty provides its graduates with a broad view of history both geographically and chronologically – from the history of the Americas and Europe to the history of mankind as a whole. The cornerstone is classical university education, but we are also open to various modern trends. Russia. The faculty provides its graduates with a broad view of history both geographically and chronologically – from the history of the Americas and Europe to the history of mankind as a whole. There are seventeen departments and 300 faculty members ensuring high quality instruction for our students. The faculty, counting Solov’ev and Klyuchevsky, Tikhomirov and Rybakov among its former members, attaches great importance to the notions of school and tradition. The cornerstone, in our view, is classical university education, but we are also open to various modern trends. Our faculty has five divisions with a wide range of specializations.

Bachelor Programs

The Division of History is the oldest and, in the proper sense of the word, classical. Besides general compulsory courses on the history of various countries and epochs, starting from their third year our students have an opportunity to choose their specific areas of interest from among archeology, ethnology, pre-19th century Russian history, Russian history of the 19th century, Russian history of the 20th and 21st centuries, Russian history source studies, ancient history, Southern and Western Slavic history, Ancient history, history of the Medieval Period, the modern and contemporary history of European and American countries, the history of social movements and political parties in Russia and the CIS countries. The curriculum includes basic compulsory courses, such as World and Russian history, the history of arts, foreign languages, Latin, etc. Students can choose from a wide variety of special elective courses, according to their major areas of interest.

The Division of the History of Art is highly respected among the departments of its kind. Our students study the fine arts and architecture of many different styles, countries and epochs. We provide courses covering all aspects of the fine arts – from the art of the Ancient World to the modern art of non-conformists.

The Division of the History of International Relations rains historians of international relations and political analysts. The curriculum includes a full set of relevant disciplines, namely, the history and theory of international relations, the history of diplomacy, the basics of international law, international organizations and many others. A special stress is on modern language learning for graduates to be fluent in two European languages.

Whatever the division or specialization students may choose, they acquire the breadth of vision and cultural competency. Our students deal with all periods of human history, from pre-historic times to yesterday, and with all its aspects, namely, economy, politics, culture, etc. Students of the Faculty of History have appropriate field placements and externships at archeological excavation sites, in museums, archives and libraries.

We also offer additional elective courses in economics and psychology, courses on historical and cultural monuments, on the history of Russian and foreign art, with demonstration of visual materials, visits to museums, excursions. There is a department of historical informatics, a telecommunications laboratory, three computer classrooms, well-equipped for IT courses. The stress on effective foreign language teaching in our curriculum makes our graduate fluent speakers of one or more of modern languages.

Full-time undergraduate program is completed in 4 years.

Graduates are conferred the qualification «Bachelor», identifying their major specialization, as, for example, «History» or «History of art».

MA Course

Within the framework of the two-year external Master Degree Course we offer two specializations «History» and «History of Art». An applicant willing to take the external Master Degree Course needs no a Bachelor Degree in History or in History.

In addition to the courses mentioned above students can attend some specific Master Degree Courses, such as:

  • International Relations History
  • History of Diasporas
  • Migration Processes, Military History and Russian National Security

Besides, there is also a special Master Degree Program – «Belorussian Diaspora History» – to be studied at MSU and the State University of Belorussia, which entitles a graduate two diplomas.

Full-time undergraduate program is completed in 2 years.

Graduates are conferred the qualification «Master», identifying their major specialization, as, for example, «History» or «History of art».

Graduates

About a third of our graduates become scholars and instructors at institutions of higher education, others work in public administration, various foundations, businesses, in the media and PR.

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