Postgraduate Studies

PhD degree is the third level of higher education in Russia. A research student is expected to undertake a major thesis in one of the specialized areas, supervised by a staff member. Advanced research qualification involves conducting independent research, writing an original thesis and then having an oral examination of student’s work. It takes from three to four years of full-time or part-time study to complete the course. After successful completion of academic program, the student will be given the qualified as “Doctor of Philosophy in Research and Education” (PhD).

MPGU postgraduate programs build on the most relevant areas of research. The University offers postgraduate coursework and a range of higher degrees by research options, each of them providing the opportunity to pursue students’ interests and engage with academics.

MPGU also provides an inspiring and supportive environment to help PhD students achieve all goals of their postgraduate studies.

PhD programs taught at MPGU:

Area of Studies Program name Workload Duration
Mathematics and mechanics Substantial, complex and functional analysis Full-time 4 years
Differential equations, dynamic systems and optimal control Full-time 4 years
Geometry and topology Full-time 4 years
Mathematical logic, algebra and number theory Full-time 4 years
IT and Computer Science Foundations of IT science Full-time 3 years
Physics and Astronomy Theoretical physics Full-time 4 years
Optics Full-time 4 years
Radiophysics Full-time 4 years
Condensed matter physics Full-time 4 years
Chemistry Inorganic chemistry Full-time 4 years
Geosciences Physical Geography and biogeography,  soil geography  and landscape geochemistry Full-time 3 years
Part-time 4 years
Economic, social, political and reactional geography Full-time 3 years
Biology Studies Biochemistry Full-time 4 years
Botanics Full-time 4 years
Zoology Full-time 4 years
Ecology (bioscience) Full-time 4 years
Physiology Full-time 4 years
IT and Computer Engineering Foundations of IT science Full-time 4 years
Electronics, Radiotechnology, Tellecomunications Solid-state electronics, radioelectronic components, micro- and nano-electronics, quantum devices Full-time    4 years
Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials Nanotechnologies and nanomaterials Full-time    4 years
Psychological Sciences General psychology, personality psychology, history of psychology Full-time 3 years
Part-time 4 years
Social psychology Full-time 3 years
Pedagogical Psychology Full-time 3 years
Part-time 4 years
Developmental psychology, acmeology Full-time 3 years
Economics Theory of economics Full-time 3 years
Part-time 4 years
Econimics and management of the national economy Full-time 3 years
Sociology Social structure, social institutes and processes Full-time 3 years
Legal Studies Theory and history of law and state, history of legal and state studies Full-time 3 years
Part-time 4 years
Criminal procedure Full-time 3 years
Part-time 4 years
Political Studies and regionology Political institutes, processes and technologies Full-time 3 years
Political theory and phylosophy, history and methodology of political studies (Department of Political Studies and Sociology) Full-time 3 years
Mass Media,   Informatics and Library Studies Journalism Full-time 3 years
Education and Pedagogical Studies General pedagogics, history of pedagogics and education Full-time 3 years
Part-time 3 years
Educational theory and methods in mathematics Full-time 3 years
Educational theory and methods in informatics Full-time 3 years
Part-time 4 years
Educational theory and methods in astronomy Full-time 3 years
Educational theory and methods in physics Full-time 3 years
Educational theory and methods in biology Full-time 3 years
Educational theory and methods in chemistry Full-time 3 years
Theory and methods in pre-school education Full-time 3 years
Educational theory and methods in geography Full-time 3 years
Educational theory and methods in art Full-time 3 years
Part-time 4 years
Educational theory and methods in technology Full-time 3 years
Educational theory and methods in natural sciences Full-time 3 years
Educational theory and methods in history Full-time 3 years
Theory and methods of teaching Russian Full-time 3 years
Part-time 4 years
Educational theory and methods in literature Full-time 3 years
Theory and methods of teaching a foreign language Full-time 3 years
Part-time 4 years
Educational theory and methods in music Full-time 3 years
Part-time 4 years
Special needs (correctional) pedagogy (surdopedagogy and tiflopedagogics,
oligophrenopedagogics and logopedics)
Full-time 3 years
Part-time 4 years
Theory and methods of professional education
(Music Department)
Full-time 3 years
Part-time 4 years
Theory and methods of professional education
(Music Department)
Full-time 3 years
Theory and methods of sport education (PE, athletic training, adaptive physical training) Full-time 3 years
Part-time 4 years
Linguistics and Literary studies Russian literature Full-time 3 years
Part-time 4 years
Foreign Literature Full-time 3 years
Part-time 4 years
The Russian language Full-time 3 years
Part-time 4 years
Germanic languages Full-time 3 years
Part-time 4 years
Romanic languages Full-time 3 years
Comparative-historical, typological and contrastive linguistics Full-time 3 years
Journalism Full-time 3 years
History and Archaeology History of Russia Full-time 3 years
Part-time 4 years
Global history Full-time 3 years
Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Studies History of philosophy Full-time 3 years
PE and Sport Theory and methods of sport education Part-time 4 years
Art Studies Visual and applied art and architecture Full-time 3 years
Culturology Theory and history of culture Full-time 3 years

 

Admission information for foreign citizens:

  1. Send the following documents to foreign@mpgu.edu: an essay on the future research topic, MA diploma scan, translation of the diploma (in Russian)
  2. Receive the acceptance letter
  3. Follow the steps described in the acceptance letter

All PhD courses are taught in Russian.

MPGU requires Russian proficiency for admission. Prospective students should confirm their competence in the language with B1 or B2 level certificate. MPGU provides reading, writing, and conversation courses for any language level to help you meet our language skill standards.

 

CONTACT

Administrative department of scientific and educational training

Head of the department Elena Makeeva   ev.makeeva@m.mpgu.edu
Senior training specialist Yulia Lyulchak     yua.lyulchak@mpgu.edu
Senior training specialist Anna Ivanova      aa.ivanova1@mpgu.edu
Senior training specialist Oksana Lyalina    on.lyalina@mpgu.edu

 

+7(499)-246-01-23

foreign@mpgu.edu