Psychology in Russia as a science began to form back in the middle of 19th century. Now psychology is among the most popular fields of study.
In 1885, the first laboratory of the experimental psychology in the Kazan University was established. A huge contribution to the world science advancement was made by Vladimir Bekhterev, Ivan Sechenov, Sergey Rubinstein, Lev Vygotsky, Alexei Leontev, Alexander Luria and other Russian and Soviet psychologists.
Higher Psychology Education in Russia
Russia signed the Bologna Declaration in 2003, harmonized the education system with the uniform European standards. Studying psychology in the universities has a multilevel model:
- Bachelor’s degree, 4 years;
- Master’s degree, 2-2.5 years;
- Doctorate, 3 years.
Specialization and sciences study begin at the last undergraduate years.
Fields of Study
Studying psychology in Russia is represented by a big variety of educational programmes, covering various subject fields. Universities invite foreign students to take courses in the following areas:
- General, clinical, social psychology;
- Cognitive sciences;
- Personology, consulting;
- Psychoanalysis, psychotherapy;
- Integrative technologies;
- Psychology in business, etc.
Different forms of study are available: Extramural, Full-Time, Part-Time and Distance Learning.