Migration Studies

Start: 1 September 2021

Degree: Master 

Duration: 2 years

ECTS: 120

Language: Russian+English

Application deadline: 20 July 2021

Website: migration.tsu.ru/en/

Contact: int.admissions@mail.tsu.ru


The Program is aimed at comprehensive, practice-oriented training of highly qualified specialists in the field of migration (including transnational), who are in demand both on the Russian and international labor market.

The main goal (mission) of the master’s program is to train specialists with fundamental knowledge and special competencies in the field of migration processes, migration policy and integration of migrants who possess modern methods of data collection and analysis and who correctly interpret the results and are able to apply them in practical work.

Graduates of the program will have sufficient competencies and knowledge to continue their postgraduate studies at any Russian university or research institute, as well as research master’s and PhD programs at foreign universities in such areas as anthropology and ethnology, sociology, political science, history and international relations.

Graduates of the program will be able to work in state and municipal authorities; international organizations; non-commercial, public organizations (national-cultural autonomies and associations, etc.); commercial structures (consulting, expertise, etc.); research and analytical centers; universities and academic institutions.


Address: 634050, Russia, Tomsk, 34 Lenin Ave, room 30

Basic disciplines:

  • Migration theories in the social sciences

  • Migration processes: past and present

  • Ethics and logic of social sciences

  • Methodology of modern sociological research

  • English for Migration studies


Compulsory disciplines of the variable part:


  • Scientific and research seminar «Migration, citizenship, nationalism and ethnicity»

  • Migration Policy and Migration Management

  • Legal regulation of migration


Disciplines for choice


The educational program includes the following types of practices:


  • scientific and research work (including compulsory field work within the program profile);

  • organizational and management (educational);

  • pre-diploma.

A special feature of the program is the qualitative language training of students (courses “English for Migration Studies”, “Languages and culture of the countries of Central Asia and China”).


Head of the Program – Iraida V. Nam, Dr.Sc. (History), Head of the Laboratory for Social and Anthropological Research, professor of the Department of Modern Russian History of Tomsk State University

namirina@bk.ru, +7-913-857-5425

Program Manager – Nikita A. Glushchenko, Cand.Sc. (History), senior research fellow of the Laboratory for Social and Anthropological Research, associate professor of the Department of Modern Russian History of Tomsk State University

gloosten124@mail.ru, +7-923-402-7977

Laboratory for Social and Anthropological Research:


e-mail: lsar.tsu@gmail.com 


Academic Board of the educational Program:

1. Dmitriy A. Funk, DSc, professor
2. Sergey N. Miroshnikov, PhD, assistant professor
3. Iraida V. Nam, DSc, assistant professor
4. Evgeniy V. Lukov, PhD, assistant professor
5. Sergey N. Abasin, DSc, professor

Applicants entering the program must have a diploma of higher education.

State-funded places: 10 places. Studying on contract base is possible.

Admission to the program is carried out on a competitive basis following the results of admission tests:

  1. Interview on the program profile;

  2. Proof of knowledge of a foreign language: knowledge of English and Russian languages (no lower than B2 level). You will be expected to demonstrate actual language competence during entrance examinations (certificates are not required).

Tuition fee per year is 188 900 rub.   


Scholarships are available via https://education-in-russia.com/