Study in Russia

Russian universities offer several types of education. Firstly, there is full-time attendance, when you need to be present at the university classes during the day. Secondly, there is the evening option, when you attend classes in weekday evenings and weekend days. Thirdly, you may choose part-time enrolment, where students listen to introductory lectures and subsequently study at home in accordance with a specially developed curriculum, and then come to the university to pass tests and exams. There are several levels of higher education: You can study in programme that award a Bachelor’s, Specialist, Master’s, or Postgraduate Degree as well as professional training programme or career advancement programme, or you can simply come to study Russian language.

Levels of Higher Education

Russia’s present-day education system is based upon the Bologna principles and includes such levels of education as bachelor’s degree, specialist degree, master’s degree, postgraduate, clinical internship etc.

Level 1

Bachelor’s Degree

This is a complete higher education course.The course lasts 4 years and gives general fundamental training. At the end of their Degree, students defend their thesis. If successful, the student is awarded a Bachelor’s Degree certificate (BA, BSc). The certificate grants the student the right to work according to profession or to further their studies on a Master’s Degree course.

Level 2

Master’s Degree

This allows in-depth specialisation in the student’s chosen field. Bachelor’s and Specialist Degree holders can enrol in Master’s Degree courses. The course lasts at least two years and involves training students for research work. Students defend a thesis which, if successful, leads to a Master’s Degree certificate and the qualification of Master.

Level 3

Highest Professional Training

A POSTGRADUATE COURSE is a form of training for academics. Graduates of a Master’s or Specialist Degree can enrol in a postgraduate course. The course includes study, teaching, hands-on experience, and research. Postgraduate students select a research field and subject of research for their dissertation. Full-time study lasts at least 3 years, while part-time study lasts at least 4 years.

A MEDICAL RESIDENCY is the final stage in training in a number of medical (or pharmaceutical) fields. Individuals who hold a higher medical (or pharmaceutical) qualification can enrol in a medical residency. The course lasts 2 years and is a combination of in-depth study of the rudiments of medical sciences with hands-on experience

AN ASSISTANTSHIPis a form of training of highly qualified personnel working in the arts. Graduates of Specialist or Master’s Degrees in this field can train on assistantships. The course lasts up to two years and follows a tailor-made syllabus under the supervision of a mentor and head of department at the university.

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