Tomsk State Pedagogical University

Faculty of History and Philology

Faculty of Histry and Phililogy Dean: Tatyana Galkina
Address: 634057, Tomsk, ul. Karla Ilmera, 15/ 1, office 431
Phone: (3822) 311247, internal: 3121

The task of the faculty and the area of professional activity of graduates

The main task of the faculty is high-quality training of undergraduate and graduate students, who are able to implement their professional competence in the broad field of humanitarian and educational activities in Russia and abroad.

Our graduates have vast opportunities of professional research, administrative, educational, cultural and creative activity in the general and additional education as well as in culture (media, museums, libraries, art institutions, etc.), public and municipal management and governmental structures.

The graduates of the faculty having diplomas in teaching are expected to take leading teaching positions in educational institutions and efficiently solve issues of historical and social science, literary and philological education in Russia and abroad. TSPU education enables our graduates to realize their professional demands and work successfully in many sectors of the Russian economy, governance and politics.

The main features of the Faculty of History and Philology training program:

  • Fundamental humanitarian training of students;
  • Availability of summer filed practices: archaeological practice (Tomsk region, Altay), museum practice (Tomsk, Pskov, Irkutsk, St. Petersburg), folklore and dialectological practice (Tomsk region);
  • Senior students may participate in the following research and educational areas provided by our faculty: Slavic languages, linguistic cultural studies, practical journalism and communications, rhetoric studies, world art, modern discursive practices: aesthetics and poetics,  ethno-cultural history of the peoples of Western Siberia, actual problems of world history,  local history and museology, history and social studies in secondary education;
  • Possibility of profound language training at the Centre for Polish language and Culture (office of Wroclaw University) with subsequent training in universities of the Republic of Poland or further graduate programmes in linguistic cultural studies with the double degree program at the University of Wroclaw (Poland);
  • Training at the museum complex TSPU (TSPU History Museum, Children’s Museum “Magic World”, museum of archaeology and ethnology, ethno-linguistic museum “Russian House in Siberia”);
  • The Faculty of History and Philology is equipped with modern multimedia and interactive facilities that allow visualizing training and applying innovative technologies in education;
  • The faculty focuses on individual research work of students, consideration of the real-world problems in research. (e.g. , the implementation of historical publishing projects);
  • The faculty is proud of its creative and talented students, they write poems and stage plays, participate in competitions and publish student newspapers. The faculty members are always ready to help students to realize their creative plans.
The faculty consists of:
  • Department of Archaeology and Ethnology
  • Department of General History
  • Department of Russian History and Methods of Teaching History and Social Studies
  • Department of Literature
  • Department of Modern Russian Language and Stylistics
  • Department of Theory and Teaching Methods of Russian and literature
  • Centre of Russian Language and Culture
  • Centre of Polish Language and Culture

The faculty provides training in the following programmes:

Undergraduate programmes :
  • 050100.62 Teacher Education: “Russian Language”
  • 050100.62 Teacher Education: “Russian Language and Literature”
  • 050100.62 Teacher Education: “History and Literature”
  • 050100.62 Teacher Education: “History and Social Studies”
  • 033300.62 Religion Studies: “Historical and Religious Studies”
  • 050300.62 Philological Education: “Russian Language and Literature”

Graduate programme:

  • 050100.68 Teacher Education: “Modern Language Education: Media Culture and Communication”
  • 050100.68 Teacher Education: “Literature and Mass Media”
  • 050100.68 Teacher Education: “Linguistic Cultural Studies”
  • 050100.68 Teacher Education: "Modern Problems of World History”
  • 050100.68 Teacher Education: “Local Lore and History Education”
  • 050100.68 Teacher Education: “Religious Culture and Secular Ethics: Theory and Methods of Teaching”
  • 033300.68 Religion Studies: “Historical and Religious Education”
  • 050100.68 Teacher Education, “Pedagogical Innovation in Philological Education”

Senior students may participate in the following research and educational areas provided by our faculty: Slavic languages, linguistic cultural studies, practical journalism and communications