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Humanities and Social Sciences, MA

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Faculty of Humanities and Social SciencesDoctor of Philosophical Sciences, Professor8 (499) 936-8520 The own sociological office

At the Department of Sociology there is a sociological office in which students pass the entire technological chain of work in a real research and conduct their own sociological research. The laboratory has a focus group research laboratory. Students conduct international surveys without leaving the university - citizens from 87 countries study at the faculty, and in the RUDN they are from more than 150!

International accreditation of educational programs

The world quality of education at the faculty is confirmed by the Spanish agency DEVA-AAC - master's programs "Theory, methodology and methods of sociology: history and modern times" and "Management Sociology and Social Management" have passed all the international accreditation procedures. 

Innovative forms of conducting classes

The faculty holds classes using innovative forms: imitation games, brainstorming, business games, debates, round tables, including those with the participation of leading foreign and Russian experts.

International Grant Programs

The faculty, in cooperation with leading universities in Europe, participates in the European Erasmus + grant program, whereby undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students can study in universities in Europe for a semester without losing a year at the RUDN. The program fully covers the costs of training, flight and residence in the country.

The strongest faculty

Students of the faculty are strong in creativity and volunteer projects, and especially in sports. Our team has already been the champion of RUDN student games for 5 years, which includes 10 sports. Especially strong teams are those of mini-football, swimming, and table tennis.


Department of Political Analysis and Management

The head of the department is Professor Vladimir Mikhailovich Platonov, a deputy of the Moscow City Duma, President of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The department produces bachelors, masters and graduate students in the direction of "Political Science", and conducts classes in specialized disciplines in all institutes and faculties of the RUDN. Teachers of the department are professors, associate professors with great political, pedagogical and media experience. Bachelors and masters can be trained according to the programs of double diplomas in the framework of cooperation between the RUDN and the universities of France, Germany, Spain, China and other countries.

Graduates are in demand in government structures, research institutes, business community, consulting firms, analytical centers and PR-services.

The DeanVladimir Platonov (495) 936-85-21; Ext. 25-21

Department of Social Philosophy

The Department of Social Philosophy is a graduate chair. Teachers hold all the social and philosophical courses at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as the general philosophy course for students of the Law Institute, the Medical Institute, the Institute of Space Technology and the Economics Faculty of the RUDN. The department has a full cycle of continuing education: bachelor's degree, master's degree (including the possibility of obtaining a double diploma - RUDN and foreign partner university), postgraduate study, doctoral studies, advanced training. Graduates of the department work in general education institutions, in academic and research organizations, in the media, in public authorities and municipal government, public organizations and commercial structures.

The Dean (495) 434-50-88; 12-55, 12-53

Department of History of Philosophy

The department trains bachelors and masters in the direction of «Philosophy», conducts classes in philosophy, prepare graduate students for the candidate's examination in the history and philosophy of science. Professors and teachers of the department are recognized experts in the field of the history of Arab-Muslim philosophy, Chinese philosophy, Indian philosophy, Russian religious philosophy, German classical philosophy.

The Dean (495) 433-20-00; Ext. 11-25, 11-26 Aud : 608, 610

Department of Ontology and Theory of Knowledge

The department trains bachelors and masters in the direction of "Philosophy", conducts classes in philosophy at the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics and Natural Sciences, in the Engineering Academy and the Agrarian and Technological Institute, prepares graduate students of these faculties for the Candidate's Exam on the History and Philosophy of Science. Professors and teachers of the department are recognized experts in the field of problems of history and philosophy of science, philosophy of mythology, philosophy of consciousness, philosophical problems of genetics and medicine.

The Dean (495) 434-50-88 12-45, 11-05

Department of Ethics

The department prepares demanded professionals in the field of ethics philosophy. They are unique specialists, in demand in wide spheres of social reality. Training includes a complex of ethical disciplines in Russian and English.

Students practice in leading scientific institutions and organizations, including the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Postgraduate students are being prepared for defense in the thesis council D 212.203.02 in the direction 09.00.11 "Social Philosophy".

Since 2013, the department annually publishes RUDN Bulletin in "Philosophy" series, devoted to topical problems of ethics.

Extracurricular work is an important part of the department's activities:

• Lyceum "Problems of morality in modern society".

• Professional student society (PSO) "Ethician";

• Scientific student's club "Ethics in world culture".

Since 2013, the department annually publishes RUDN Bulletin in "Philosophy" series, devoted to topical problems of ethics.

The Dean (495) 434-50-88, 25-27, 13-45

Department of History of Russia

Year of foundation: 1961 (since 1961 - the Department of the historical and economic cycle, since 1971 - the Department of History of the USSR, since 1992 - the Department of History of Russia)

The Department of History of Russia is a graduate chair, which prepares students in the direction "History". Teachers conduct lessons on the history of all students of the RUDN. Graduates of the department work in general education organizations, specialized scientific institutes, archives, museums, expert and analytical centers, in public and state organizations, in the media, in tourist and excursion organizations. The department attracts students with a strong scientific school and high professionalism of teachers. Joint master's programs are being implemented with the universities of France and China. There is a specialized doctoral dissertation council. International and All-Russian conferences are organized; the journal RUDN Vestnik is published (The History of Russia series).

The DeanVladimir Kozmenko The head of the department is the Honored Worker of Science of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor (495) 434-23-12; 11-22, 11-23

Department of General History

The Department of General History is a graduate chair and prepares students in the direction of "History".

Graduates of the department work not only in academic science and education (scientists, teachers, teachers), but as experts in the field of intercultural interaction and PR, journalists, international observers, state and municipal employees, diplomats, tourism specialists, they carry out the activities of an expert and analyst (depending on the area of ​​specialization), museum and archival workers.

Training at the department is aimed at the preparation of a historian with a fundamental humanities education, who possesses modern methods of research, information technologies, foreign languages ​​and is able to apply his knowledge to solve various theoretical (research) and applied (managerial, cultural, educational) tasks.

Students regularly go on educational and scientific internships, on included training in foreign partner universities. In the magistracy and graduate school it is possible to study on joint programs with obtaining two diplomas.

Teachers of the department are professors, associate professors with a great pedagogical experience and experience in research work. Specificity of the department is an in-depth study not only of the history of Europe and America, but also of the history of the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The Dean (495) 434-12-12; Ext. 13-73, 13-83 Aud : 508, 510

Chair of comparative political science

Department of Comparative Political Science prepares students in the direction of "Political Science". The main specialization of the department is the preparation of masters - political scientists with an emphasis on international and comparative problems, which gives them the opportunity to work at an international level. Students can study joint master's programs with France, Germany, China, after which students receive two diplomas - Russian and university-partner - training is carried out in two countries in Russian and the corresponding foreign language. Students go to the leading universities of the world in the framework of academic mobility, internships, and master’s studies. Many students know two or more foreign languages. The teachers are associate professors and professors with world recognition, actively cooperating with the leading academic and professional organizations of Russia and the world.

The Dean (499) 936-85-22; Ext. 2522

Department of Sociology

Department of Sociology prepares bachelors and masters in the direction of "Sociology", as well as conducts classes in sociology in the RUDN. The training of sociologists is aimed at forming highly qualified specialists who are in demand in various spheres of public life. Graduates work in research centers and universities, analytical companies, public opinion research centers, in communication, advertising, personnel, recruiting and PR agencies, in expert-analytical centers, state organizations and administrative structures, and the media. The department has a sociological laboratory and a focus group research laboratory. Students participate in the research projects of the department.

The Dean (495) 936-85-23; Вн.25-23

Department of Theory and History of International Relations

The Department of Theory and History of International Relations prepares bachelors and masters in the fields "International Relations" and "Foreign Regional Studies" (profiles of "China", "Middle East", "Eurasian Studies"), and postgraduate students in specialty 07.00.15 - History of International Relations and foreign policy (historical sciences).

The department is the leading scientific and educational center in Russia on the history of international relations, applied quantitative analysis, international assistance, and foreign policy of the CIS countries, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

It is possible to study in English at the undergraduate level (Russian Studies program), graduate programs (Global Security and Development Cooperation) and postgraduate programs (International Affairs program). More than 50% of teachers of the department freely conduct classes in English and deliver lectures at leading foreign universities.

The Dean (499) 936-85-26; Ext. 16-45

  • International academic mobility

Among the partners of the faculty there are more than 40 foreign partner universities in Germany, Jordan, Spain, China, France ... And this means - an international workshop of foreign languages ​​and professional skills in the format of internships, summer schools, research and double diploma programs.

  • Scientific vocation

More than 30 international and all-Russian scientific events. 7 series of the journal RUDN Vestnik (included in the list of the best scientific journals in Russia). 4 dissertational councils, 11 specialties of postgraduate study. Joint defense with universities in Europe, as well as the opportunity to conduct research and defend in foreign languages. Studies of experts of the RUDN in the field of the processes of globalization and multiculturalism are cited by leading scientific publications. The conference "Dialogue of Civilizations: East-West" gathers hundreds of world scientists every year.

  • Study - interesting, relax - useful

Concerts, contests, talent show, "Tell me about your homeland" evenings, intellectual games "What? Where? When? ", quests ... Students go on excursions around Moscow and to famous places in Russia: St. Petersburg, the Golden Ring route, nature reserves. A professional approach to cross-cultural communication forms a special spirit of friendship between representatives of different countries and peoples.

  • Practice in training, further training - after graduation

All the students fix their skills: many classes are conducted by experts; at senior courses, a course of practice is required in the profile organization, professional student associations "Mezhdunarodnik", "Sociological Bureau", "Museum Studio", etc. Co-chairs of the National Union of Political Students and the National Union of Young Political Scientists of Russia are students and graduate students of the RUDN.

  • Demand in the labor market

Hundreds of our graduates work in embassies of foreign countries around the world. Dozens of them became Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. Many of them work in consulting, business, science, state power, the media, education, advertising ... RUDN specialists also work with the largest international organizations: the United Nations, UNESCO, the Eurasian Union, the World Health Organization (WHO) and many others.


Description of the Faculty

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FGSN) was established as a result of the reorganization of the History and Philology Faculty in 1996.

Today, 15 departments train specialists in 8 areas.

Students practice in government, specialized laboratories, archives, educational institutions, international corporations. They participate in excavations in Russia, France, Italy, get acquainted with the subtleties of the international protocol and etiquette when working with international delegations, participate in the organization and processing of surveys, organize exhibitions and expositions, work on election campaigns, consult, analyze, speak …

Students can get not only a RUDN diploma, but also a diploma of a partner university in Germany, Spain, Kazakhstan, China, France, Russia (the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

Among the partners of the faculty there are more than 40 foreign universities, among them: University of Pierre Mendes France (Grenoble, France); Institute for Policy Studies, University of Bordeaux (France); University of Paris-VIII (France); Madrid University of Complutense (Spain); Potsdam University (Germany); Beijing University of Foreign Languages ​​(China) and others.

The young professionals of the faculty travel to language internships, summer and winter schools and on-the-job training programs with the Egyptian-Russian University (Egypt), the Jordanian University (Jordan), Shandong University - Weihai (China), the Balearic Islands University (Spain)

You can also become a professional interpreter - in parallel with the basic training is given an advanced course of a foreign language. Graduates are awarded the European Diploma Supplement (DIPLOMA SUPPLEMENT) - a document on the recognition of higher education in many countries.

The faculty is known for its scientific schools.

There are 4 dissertational councils for defending candidate and doctoral dissertations in 11 specialties of humanities and social sciences:

  • 09.00.01 Ontology and theory of knowledge (philosophical sciences)
  • 09.00.03 History of Philosophy (Philosophical Sciences)
  • 09.00.11 Social Philosophy (Philosophical Sciences)
  • 07.00.02 Domestic history (historical sciences)
  • 07.00.09 Historiography, source study and methods of historical research (historical sciences)
  • 07.00.15 The history of international relations and foreign policy (historical sciences)
  • 23.00.01 Theory and Philosophy of Politics, History and Methodology of Political Science (Political Science)
  • 23.00.02 Political institutes, processes and technologies (political sciences)
  • 23.00.04 Political problems of international relations and global and regional development (political science)
  • 22.00.01 Theory, methodology and history of sociology (sociological sciences)
  • 22.00.08 Management Sociology (Sociological Sciences)

There is a program of joint double scientific management of graduate students and the program "Double postgraduate studies" with partner universities, which allows for 3 years to receive a European Diploma of Doctor of Sciences.


There are about 280 teachers at the faculty, including 49 professors and doctors of sciences, 87 associate professors and candidates of sciences. Classes are conducted by academic scientists and practitioners: diplomats, sociologists, managers, political technologists.

Manuals and teaching package are developed in electronic multimedia form - this allows you to listen to lectures and do home and test tasks remotely.

The faculty hosts international conferences, open lectures and master classes with the participation of professors from foreign universities, famous diplomats, politicians, journalists. One of the traditions of the faculty is the Day of the Ambassador. It is a holiday when ambassadors and consuls come to lectures and master classes with whom you can communicate on an equal footing at round tables. On this day, you can get first-hand answers to current questions, clarify the reliability of news about different countries, and establish useful contacts.

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