Political Philosophy

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Program Description

Political Philosophy
Duration of study: 2 years

Credits: 120 ECTS

Language of Instruction: English

Entry requirements: BA in Social Sciences or Humanities, Certificate of English proficiency (B2 level or higher). Final admission is based on oral interview.

Head of the Program: Maxim Khomyakov, Professor, Doctor of Philosophy, Director of the Institute of Social and Political Sciences, Vice-rector of International Relations at Ural Federal University.

Program goal: The program offers a range of courses in modern political philosophy – a discipline that studies the ways, in which people order their collective life, examines what good and just society is, and how our critical capacity and individual agency can transform the world we live in. It is one of the few MA programs in this field existing in Russia, and the only international one, with Program’s core courses taught in English. The program has a strong comparative component, as it balances the Western-oriented canon in political theory with the study of politics by Eurasian and Russian thinkers.


• History of Political Philosophy
• Contemporary Political Philosophy
• Theory of Modernity
• Subjects of Modernity
• Political Forms: City, Empire, and Globalization
• Political Philosophy and Gender
• Body and Biopolitics
• Micropolitics
• Theory of Action
• Different publics
• Research Seminar
• Pedagogics of higher education
• Methods of teaching philosophy in university
• Theory and practice of argumentation
• New tendencies in contemporary philosophy
• Foreign language
• Computer technologies in science and education

Final examination: Qualification exam and Master thesis defense

Career opportunities: counselor and administrative positions in governmental and non-governmental organizations, research and teaching at various academic establishments.


One of the top ranked scientific centres in Russia
Highly qualified academic staff
The program is taught in English
Competitive tuition fee with reasonable living cost
On Campus Accommodation
Friendly environment\

- Scholarships available for local and international students, based on merit and quality of application materials
- Subsidized internship in one of the partner universities abroad (1 semester)

What`s Included

Registration fee
Educational materials
Student ID cards
Access to libraries and sports facilities

Degree Course

Philosophy, Political Science/Politics

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Program Locations

Yekaterinburg, Russia

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Ural Federal University
  • Russia: Yekaterinburg
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Degree Level:
Masters Degree
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