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Postgraduate degree programmes

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Programme

Period of study

Academic Degree

1

01.04.02

 

Theoretical Physics (also avaliable in English)

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

2

02.00.01

 

Nonorganic Chemistry

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

3

02.00.04

 

Physical Chemistry

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

4

03.00.08

 

Zoology

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

5

03.00.13

 

Physiology

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

6

03.00.16

 

Ecology

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

7

03.00.27

 

Soil Science

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

8

07.00.02

 

Russian History

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

9

07.00.06

 

Archeology

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

10

07.00.07

 

Ethnography, Ethnology, Anthropology

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

11

08.00.05

 

Economics and National Economy Management (in branches and spheres of activity)

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

12

09.00.08

 

Philosophy of Science and Technology

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

13

09.00.11

 

Social Philosophy

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

14

09.00.13

 

Religious Studies, Philosophical Anthropology, Philosophy of Culture 

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

15

10.01.01

 

Russian Literature

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

16

10.02.01

 

Russian Language

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

17

10.02.02

 

Languages of the RF Nations (Nganasan, Selkup, Tatar, Khanty, Ket)(also avaliable in English)

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

18

10.02.04

 

Germanic Languages (also avaliable in English)

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

19

10.02.20

 

Historical, Typological and Comparative Linguistics

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

20

13.00.01

 

General Pedagogy, History of Pedagogy and Education

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

22

13.00.02

 

 

Theory and Methods of Education and Training (in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Foreign Languages, Informatics, Biology, Geography, Literature, Russian Language at comprehensive and higher school; levels of general and higher professional education )

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

23

13.00.04

 

Theory and Methods of Physical Training, Sports Training, Health Improving and Adaptive Physical Education

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

24

13.00.08

 

Theory and Methods of Professional Education

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

25

19.00.01

 

General Psychology, Personality Psychology, History of Psychology

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

26

25.00.23

 

Physical Geography and Bio-geography, Soil Geography and Geo-chemistry of Landscapes   

3 years

Candidate of Sciences

Application procedure

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. A formal application addressed to the Rector of TSPU (standard form).
  2. A documented report of the interview conducted by a prospective academic supervisor. The in terview is aimed at testing the applicant's knowledge and his ability to enter the program during the current academic year (standard form).
  3. A personal data sheet certified by the Personnel Department at the applicant's workplace. A photo 4x6 must be attached.
  4. A certified copy of the applicant's diploma. For international students, including citizens of the Commonwealth of Independent States, a copy of the diploma or other document of education issued by their state, and a copy of the certificate of its equivalence to the diploma of higher professional education of Russian Federation , issued by the 
    Federal Agency of Russian Federation, must be presented. If the diploma is issued in a name other than the present name of the applicant, a document certifying the change of the name must be produced.
  5. A certified copy of a supplement to the diploma presenting the applicant's academic records.
  6. A list of publications officially certified (signed and stamped) or scientific essay (no less than 24 pp.) related to the topic of the dissertation.
  7. Review of the academic supervisor on the essay (according to five-mark system) or scientific articles related to the topic of the dissertation.

The applicant must show his passport and diploma in person.

Applications and other documents are submitted to Postgraduate Study Department from June 1 till September 10.

Postgraduate entrance exams in a selected specialty, philosophy and a foreign language are held during the period from September 20 till October 20. Entrance exams can be taken only once. Their results are valid until the end of the calendar year. The candidates who passed the examina­tions required for the degree of Ph.D. do not have to take entrance examinations.

Duration

The length of a postgraduate study program is three years, for extra-mural students - four years.

Tuition

The average tuition is $2,000 - $2,500 per year. .

Thesis Defense/Presentation

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PhD thesis defense is possible without taking postgraduate course, if the candidate has executed certain amount of research and his dissertation meets the requirements of the Higher Attestation Commission of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science.
TSPU Dissertation Councils are licensed to award the PhD degree in the following fields of science:

  • Theoretical Physics
  • Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • Religious Studies, Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture
  • Languages of the Russian Federation Peoples (Nganasan, Selkup, Tatar, Ket, Khanty)
  • Historical, Typological and Comparative Linguistics
  • General Pedagogy, History of Pedagogy and Education
  • Theory and Methods of Education (in Physics, level of general and higher professional education)
  • Theory and Methods of Professional Education

A Council takes an application (standard form) of PhD candidate into consideration if the following documents written in Russian are submitted:

  • Curriculum Vitae. A photo 4x6 must be attached;
  • a certified copy of the applicant's diploma. For foreign students, including citizens of the Commonwealth of Independent States, a copy of the diploma or other document of education issued by their state, and a copy of the certificate of its equivalence to the diploma of higher professional education of Russian Federation , issued by the Federal Agency of Russian Federation, must be presented*. If the diploma is issued in a name other than the present name of the applicant, a document certifying the change of the name must be produced;
  • certification of passing PhD exams on History and Philosophy of Science, one of the foreign languages and a special discipline in the field of research;
  • thesis in Russian or English;
  • an abstract of the thesis (up to 10 pages);
  • conclusions of the supervising organization.

The procedure of thesis defense allows the use of English with consequent interpretation to Russian. The dissertation file is processed in Russian. Upon the completion of thesis defense by the candidate the Academic Council immediately makes its own decision whether to reward the candidate with PhD degree or not. In positive case the decision is subject to be approved by the Higher Attestation Commission (HAC). After that a foreign citizen will be conferred a diploma of state standard in English or Russian issued by HAC.

*Application for recognition can be made either by candidate or by TSPU according to the rules described in:
http://en.russia.edu.ru/edu/inostr/prizn/