For 40 years, Kazan Federal University has been teaching students from different countries in over 750 educational programmes. In addition to a wast scientific and tech base, KFU is renowned for research in psychology, cultural studies, history, pedagogy, and linguistics.
More than 1000 international students study at the Institute of International Relations – a team of educators, 226 scientific, educational partner organizations and leading companies from 65 countries. We prepared a list of the most popular humanities programmes among applicants.
The linguistic direction at IMO KFU is one of the most successful. You can learn 25 languages, including rare ones as Farsi, Hindi, Swahili, Indonesian, Old Persian and Old Ottoman. Much attention is paid to Asian languages.
Many applicants choose the Economics of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries profile of the bachelor programme in Economics. Apart from the core subjects, the study includes courses in English and two Asian languages, internships in government bodies and APEC organizations. After graduation, you will be able to work in diplomatic corps and international corporations around the world.
Another popular specialization is the History of International Relations of the History bachelor programme. You will study in detail all the nuances of the foreign policy of Russia and other countries, the consistent development patterns and features of the modern international communications system, the order of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, military alliances and much more.
If you are more interested in domestic politics, pay attention to the bachelor's programme in Russian Regional Studies. The curriculum includes history, political science, economics and law of the Russian Federation, English and Chinese. Graduates can find employment in government agencies, Russian offices of international corporations and mass media globally.
Dive deeper into the study of global culture with the master's degree in Cultural Heritage Control. It is a modular programme implemented jointly with universities in Germany and Belgium. Among the lecturers are experts from UNESCO and ICOMOS. The curriculum includes courses in politics and diplomacy, management basics of world heritage sites and two foreign languages.
The new English-taught international master programme in Digital Diplomacy lies at the intersection of diplomacy, PR and digital marketing. The curriculum includes web branding, Big Data basics, socio-political behaviour, blogosphere, and much more. You will learn how to build interactive strategies for international communications using digital technologies and become a qualified specialist in the most modern fields.
Master programmes in Translation Theory: Intercultural and Interlanguage Communication and Foreign Languages and Culture Teaching Theory and Methods are always popular among international applicants. These programmes will allow you to master Russian and other languages and become a professional in intercultural communication. Graduates can work as teachers, translators, editors of texts in a foreign language both in Russia and abroad.