Sociology, International Relations Theory, Political Science, Political Psychology - Theoretical approaches and research methods of all these sciences are united by a unique master's program run at the Faculty of Social Sciences - Sociology of Politics and International Relations.
Professionalism, high scientific qualification, skills of conducting complex research, comparative analysis of large-scale social and political processes and their subjects in the modern world, social and economic aspects of globalization, makes the graduate of this master's profile a popular specialist in the modern labor market.
Master's degree in Sociology of Politics and International Relations is an important step in building a scientific career, an opportunity to continue the post-graduate course with the defense of the candidate's thesis and Ph.D. degree.
The curriculum and program of studies have been developed with the account of the specific nature of this course intended for international students. Professors and teachers take into account different levels of international students’ knowledge in sociology, political study, and international relations.
The program meets high European and international standards and a diploma is recognized by employers in Europe and makes it easier to apply for Doctoral programs in other higher education institutions.
Your understanding of complex political and cultural issues, often in continually changing environments, can be relevant to both business and public sector appointments. Graduates of the program can work in the sphere of state and municipal governance, international organizations, expert, research, scientific and educational structures.
Step 1. Choose a program and check the entry requirements
Choose your career path and major from over 140 Academic Programs available at Lobachevsky University.
Step 2. Apply for admission
- Apply for Admission ONLINE. (If you have problems, please ask our Admission team for the PDF form.)
- Submit a copy of your international passport (all fulfilled pages)
- Submit scanned copies of your original certificate(s) of higher education (Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree or Specialist’s diploma) and transcript(s)
- Submit scanned copies of your health certificate (incl. TB test).
- If the documents are issued not in English or French, the certified translation into Russian can be required.
Step 3. Complete your registration
- Once you have been admitted to a degree program, you will receive a detailed Acceptance letter which clearly states the terms of enrolment and requirements for the Master’s degree program. If you accept UNN admission offer, you will be sent a Learning Agreement you should sign and send back to the International Students Office. The University signs 2 copies of the Learning Agreement, registers and certifies them with its seal. Afterward, you will receive one copy of the signed Learning Agreement by e-mail.
Step 4. Pay the tuition fees
- Tuition fees should be paid before your arrival at the University. This can be done by bank transfer to the University’s account (you will find the account number in the Invoice). In this case, you pay the fee under the registered study contract at your local bank and send a copy of the receipt to the University.
Step 5. Get an invitation and visa
- In case all the recruitments stipulated in the Learning Agreement are fulfilled and your payment of fees is confirmed, the University addresses the Ministry of Internal Affairs (M.I.A.) of Russia to launch the invitation process. The M.I.A. issues an electronic invitation letter approximately 5 weeks after the University`s official request. The electronic invitation letter is required in order to obtain a student visa at the local Russian Embassy.
Step 6. Coming to Nizhny Novgorod
- Now that you have completed registration, it’s time to prepare for your stay in Nizhny Novgorod. Visit the section on practical matters to learn more about housing, insurance, visas, and other important matters.
- After you obtain the visa and buy the plane (train) tickets to Nizhni Novgorod, please inform the University about the date of your arrival. On the additional request (please, contact your admissions officer), you can be met at Nizhny Novgorod airport or railroad station and guided to the University.
- Students must come to Russia no later than one month before the expiry of the initial three-month visa in order to have enough time to prolong this student visa. The Ministry of Internal Affairs may refuse to prolong your visa if you come to Russia later than this date.
- Note: It is a must to come to the International Students Office (UNN, build. 2, office 306) and to the Visa and Immigration Support Office (UNN, build. 2, office 305) on the first working day after your arrival in Nizhny Novgorod in order to be registered in the M.I.A..