Study in Russia postgraduate is the initial stage of postgraduate education, aimed at training researchers, colleges and universities teachers.
For entering it is required to have a Master’s or a Specialist’s degree, to pass the entrance exams and the competitive selection. Postgraduate education in Russia is 3 years. The main objective of a young scientist is to conduct a full study with elements of scientific novelty and to successfully defend a thesis to obtain the PhD. In addition, postgraduate students have an individual learning plan and examination dates on the core subjects.
Each postgraduate student is assigned a scientific supervisor who helps to choose the thesis topic and oversees the writing process. Postgraduate students have the right to hold the position of a technician or an assistant at the department.
Directions and Programmes
Russian universities offer a wide range of graduate programmes in humanities, natural sciences, technical fields. For example:
- Nonlinear problems mathematical modeling;
- Technological processes automation;
- Biology, biomedicine, biophysics;
- Accounting analysis;
- Computer science and computer engineering;
- Law (constitutional, international, administrative, criminal);
- History, cultural studies;
- Mechanical engineering;
- Material development technology;
- Innovation management and more.
In addition to the core subjects, postgraduate study includes modern methods of data processing and systematization. These skills will be useful when writing the thesis. The postgraduate programmes of Russian universities by the area of study are available here.