Philosophy: Dialogue of Cultures
A graduate of the Philosophy: Dialogue of Cultures master’s programme can work in the field of modern epistemology and axiology in educational institutions of the system of general, professional and higher education, in academic and research organizations, media and cultural institutions, public organizations and bodies of state and municipal management. The programme assumes knowledge of Chinese. Graduates have a deep knowledge of classical and modern Chinese philosophy, and are capable of conducting comparative studies of Western and Eastern philosophical traditions.
During the first three terms under the master’s programme, students study theoretical disciplines and are engaged in research work, the fourth term is devoted to internships and writing a graduation work (master’s thesis).
A large number of hours are devoted to the study of modern problems of philosophy in various aspects: analytical philosophy, philosophical comparative studies, problems of modernity and postmodernity.
Specialization in the department begins from the first year of study. It is supported by relevant lecture courses and seminars delivered and conducted by leading scientists of the faculty.
In the second year of study, students develop a topic chosen within the framework of their research specialization and write and defend their master’s thesis under the supervision of professors and associate professors of the department. The graduating departments for this programme are the Department of Ontology and Theory of Knowledge, Department of Ethics, Department of History of Philosophy and Department of Social Philosophy.
Internships are designed in such a way that they enable students to gain teaching skills both in secondary and higher educational institutions in Moscow and other settlements of Russia.
Philosophical sciences play a significant role in society by contributing to historical continuity, improving value orientations and spiritual and moral attitudes. They ensure that fundamental knowledge, which contributes to the development and prosperity of the country, unlocking its growth potential, as well as enriching “human capital” be preserved and enhanced. Despite the interest in predominantly practice-oriented specialties, the deep practice-transformative potential of philosophical worldview knowledge ensures the demand for training. Philosophical education is in demand in educational institutions.
In addition, there is significant variability in the employment of graduates of philosophical specialties, as well as social mobility and the success of specialists with a degree in Philosophy. The demand for specialists with philosophical education in the labor market is determined by the needs of society and the state in educational, research, expert and analytical, cultural, educational, organizational and managerial activities. Master’s graduates in Philosophy can apply their professional competencies in the areas of business, politics and culture, namely: in educational institutions of general and higher education system, academic and research organizations, media and cultural institutions, government bodies and municipal government, as well as in public and commercial organizations.