Mode of study
Level of study
Postgraduate Course
Direction of preparation
Earth Sciences

Training period
3 Years
Language of study
The contact person
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Forensic Ecology with the course of human ecology
Cost of education
It is shown that the cost of tuition for one year
For Russia and CIS citizens
For the citizens of the countries of "far abroad"
4200 3600
For citizens of foreign countries – an annual discount of 20%; for russian citizens and citizens of CIS countries – an annual discount of 40% (the price is indicated without discount).

About the profession

Environmental problems in recent decades have become "eternal companions" of the development of modern civilization. The acuteness of these problems is caused by the massive involvement of natural resources in the sphere of economic activity of mankind and the large accumulation of production and consumption wastes. Therefore, such importance is acquired by "Earth Sciences", studying the Earth and its main geospheres, their composition, structure, evolution and properties; geophysical fields, deposits of solid and liquid minerals; studying natural, economic and anthropogenic systems and structures at the global, national, regional and local levels involved in monitoring the state, the development forecast and the environmental impact assessment of all forms of economic activity.

Geoecology is a complex science at the junction of ecology, geology, geochemistry, biology and geography. It deals with the interaction of geographic, biological (ecological) and socio-production systems, studies how the amount of resources on the surface and in the depths of the earth varies under the influence of man and natural factors. Geoecologists also deal with the issues of rational use of land resources, environmental problems of mining, mining waste etc.

Educational process

The program of professional training of the staff of the highest qualification has as its goal the formation of the necessary knowledge of the students, skills, abilities, experience for the professional activity and preparation for the defense of scientific and qualification work for the  Ph.D. degree; as well as the creation of training conditions for the acquisition of a high level of theoretical and professional training for the students, knowledge of general concepts and methodological issues in the field of earth sciences, a deep understanding of the basic scientific and pedagogical problems and the ability to apply the acquired knowledge to solve research and applied problems in this area of ​​training with further satisfaction of the needs of society and the state in qualified specialists with higher education; formation of a civic position in the students.



  • Modern problems of geoecology
  • Waste management
  • Man-made soils
  • Sustainability of natural systems


Postgraduate students undergo research internship, depending on the topic of research, it is possible to use the Center for Common Use of RUDN, as well as to conduct seminars and laboratory classes for students of the Faculty of Ecology within the pedagogical practice.


The educational program is focused primarily on labour markets in the manufacturing sector, housing and communal services (positions of ecologists, specialists in labour protection, industrial and environmental safety), scientific, consulting and project organizations, governing bodies. Activities in the field of ecology and organization of nature use are in great demand in all countries of the world, in all branches of the economy.

Geoecologists work in companies that produce minerals: oil, gas, ore, diamonds. In the inspection bodies, audit companies and state bodies engaged in the environmental control of industrial facilities, exploration organizations and drilling companies. Thus, graduates of graduate school can work in design, survey, research, production consulting, expert departments and departments and in educational organizations.       

Labour markets, which are the focus of the program: “Science / Education", "Consulting", "Raw materials production", Industry, large, small and medium-sized businesses, Energy, Construction, Environmental Management, Design, Municipal and Public Administration, Academic institutes., Ministries and Departments.