In Russia this trend in higher education emerged only at the end of the XX century, so the profession is considered to be quite young and young professionals are in demand in many areas. Wide outlook enables them to work in various fields. Many political scientists find their vocation in the field of science, journalism, political parties, companies, specializing in the development of policy recommendations and strategies, public service, etc.
Within the areas of training, applicants have the right to select one of the following specializations presented:
- 23.00.01 Theory of politics, history and methodology of political science
- 23.00.02 Political institutions, processes and technologies
- 23.00.04 Political problems of international relations, global and regional development
Postgraduate "employment" is made up of visits to training courses (2-3 times a week, preferably in the evening), attendance at the meetings of departments and research units (an average of 1 every 2 months) for the approval of topics, attestations, and interim speeches on working results. In addition, graduate student needs to plan time to visit various scientific activities: scientific seminars at the departments and research units. Accordingly, this allows applicants to combine study in graduate school and work.
Graduate students are guided by doctors and candidates of sciences who are active researchers and who have received recognition in Russia and abroad.
Postgraduate training program at RUDN attracts leading Russian and foreign researchers for lectures, seminars and master classes, for the participation in research projects.
Our graduates have the opportunity to attend lectures designed to develop academic skills (the skills of organizing and conducting research, writing academic articles).
Graduate students take an active part in international conferences and seminars, as well as have the right to participate in the foreign training, aimed at supporting the research activities of young scientists. In addition, graduate students have the opportunity to receive financial support taking part in the research laboratories; receive research grants and scholarships, as well as participate in research projects on the basis of the university.
"Foreign Language", "History and Philosophy of Science," "Political regionalism: Russian and international specificity", "Higher School of Pedagogy", "Philosophy, theory, history and methodology of political science", "Professional ethics", "Organization of research in Russia", "Political institutions, processes and technologies", "Comparative Politics", "Politics in the East", "Policy in the context of Russian civilization" and others.
Within the framework of the mandatory minimum practical activities of post-graduate (starting from the second year of study) include research and teaching activities. In the second year of post-graduate program applicants are already actively involved not only
into the preparation of scientific papers in Russia and abroad, but have the opportunity to make presentations within the leading political science scientific events such as conferences, forums, discussions, etc. In addition, starting from the second year graduate students are required to attend teaching practice independently conducting seminars and lectures.
The degree of candidate of political sciences - is not only a confirmation of the high degree of your skills and reputation for the analyst, it is a definite advantage in the labor market, as well as respect and recognition in the professional community.
Career of political scientist is a way of life, continuous learning, and not just work as a profession requires constant study of events in the world, on their basis a forecast and analysis of the political situation, the analyst is constantly involved in various conferences, give interviews to journalists, and publishes materials in socio-political and scientific media.
The talented analyst will always be noticed, he often becomes an agent of a well-known politician or consults the whole state structure.
At the end of the program, they can easily find the application of their knowledge and interest in life; it is the decision of professional tasks in different fields of political science, higher education, various spheres of socio-political, socio-cultural and economic space of the Russian Federation and the world, the structures of state power and government (federal, regional and municipal levels), political parties and socio-political movements, regional and international organizations.