Foreign Regional Studies is a prestigious, prospective direction in training qualified specialists having in-depth knowledge of foreign countries and regions. Training a specialist in the field of foreign regional studies provides for the comprehensive study of European countries, international relations, organizations, associations, development outlooks for the world and regional policy, world and national security.
English-taught Master degree program
The field of expertise of graduate students of this master’s program is identified as regional studies with a focus on the states of Northern Europe and the Arctic Region. Based on the history and current situation, the curricula provide the comprehensive awareness of the interests of the European Union, Norway, Iceland, Russia, United States, and Canada in the Arctic, as well as peculiarities of cultural and historical, social, and economic development of these states and their interactions.
The master’s degree program in Foreign Regional Studies will provide a deeper understanding of theoretical and applied political analysis, methodology, and scientific research. The program also provides a basis for the independent scientific work of alumni.
Academic Mobility Programs
The Program offers its students opportunities to apply for semester studies abroad under NArFU exchange programs.
Academic mobility destinations:
· Czech Republic
· Latvia, etc.
Access to further studies
NArFU’s Ph.D. programs: 41.06.01 “Political Institutions, Processes and Technologies”, 46.06.01 “World History”, 46.06.01 “History of International Relations and Political Science” and 47.06.01 “Social Philosophy” (3 years)
Graduates receive a Master degree in Foreign Regional Studies and are qualified for:
In-depth and specialized disciplinary competence in the field of foreign regional studies and international relations.
Research projects and conferences.
Advanced research tasks and projects.
Master Diploma from Northern Arctic Federal University
European Diploma Supplement
The master’s program alumni are expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes.
Find and evaluate relevant sources in a critical manner and analyze political studies of foreign countries.
Present information and ideas in an instructive manner to both researchers and the general public.
Formulate relevant research questions independently and develop research programs in line with scientific and ethical standards.
Explain the causes of integration and disintegration processes in the modern world, and specifically in Europe, analyze their sources, internal contradictions, and potential consequences.
Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the linguistic and cultural peculiarities of the studied region.
Campus life consists not only of lectures - there is a place for scientific excitement and the desire for new knowledge and discoveries (programs of additional education, language courses, conferences, roundtable discussions), as well as funny concerts (dance and sport sections), creative projects, team spirit, and friendship. All this creates an incredible student atmosphere.
The university is placed in the European North of Russia, 1.5 hours by plane from Moscow, so you could easily get to Arkhangelsk from the capital of Russia.