"Global Sociology: Comparative Perspectives"
Specialization 040100 "Sociology” conducted
The international MA program "Global Sociology: Comparative Perspectives” was
founded by the Faculty of Sociology, Saint Petersburg State University in collaboration
with South Korean and European
universities and academic foundations. The idea of the MA program is
based on importance of knowledge and skills of comparative sociological
analysis of contemporary social, political, economic and cultural problems and
processes which are typical to Western and Eastern societies under
All courses of the
MA program are taught in English by the leading professors and lecturers from Russia, Germany,
the Netherlands and South Korea.
Students also have an opportunity to study Korean language with a Korean
The MA program aim is
to prepare highly qualified specialists in sociology by:
study of theory and methods of comparative sociology and globalization;
in exchange programs and academic mobility;
comparative research projects;
at Russian and foreign companies, public
structures and international organizations;
foreign language training;
business communication skills development.
Knowledge and skills of the graduates will be used in their future work
at foreign companies, non-government organizations, Russian and foreign
tourism business and mass media.
MA program graduates work as academic project
coordinators, international program managers, marketing and logistics
specialists, researchers and experts in sociological centers, radio and TV
program organizers and continue studying in PhD programs in Russia and
In 2011 the Institute of Eastern and
Western Societies launched the five-year academic project "Social
Transformations of Russia and South Korea under Globalization” supported by the
Academy of Korean Studies (Republic of Korea). Students of the MA program
"Global Sociology: Comparative Perspectives” received opportunity to participate
in professional exchange programs in Korean universities and companies.
Rimma Tangalycheva, PhD in Sociology is Director of the MA program,
Associate Professor of the Dept. of Sociology of Culture and Communication,
Director of the Institute of Eastern and Western Societies, the author of a few
dozen articles and several monographs on intercultural communication and
globalization, research manager of several academic projects supported by
Russian and foreign foundations.