Religious Studies | Bachelor's Degree Program | Altai State University


47.03.03 Religious Studies


Management in the Sphere of National and State-Religious Relations

Learning mode

  • Full-time
  • 4 years

State-funded places


Employer-sponsored places


Fee-paying places


Tuition fees per semester in 2023 / 2024 academic year

53 400 ₽

Entrance tests

What training you get

The profession of religious studies assumes organization and implementation of activities aimed at strengthening all-Russian civil identity, preservation of ethno-cultural diversity of Russian peoples, inter-ethnic and inter-regional harmony, social and cultural adaptation and integration of migrants. Detection and prevention of ethnic and religious conflicts as well as counteraction to spreading of extremist ideology and terrorism are equally important. In this regard, Altai State University prepares specialists in religious studies in the field of "Management in the sphere of national and state-confessional relations". Students acquire methods of collecting and analyzing empirical data during their participation in the ethno-archaeological expedition in the Altai Mountains, as well as during administrative practice in the state power bodies, museums, archival institutions, centers of expertise and analysis, tourist companies, scientific and educational institutions.

Career opportunities and graduates

After you graduate with a degree in Religious Studies, you will have the opportunity to work:

  • A civil servant in the structure of federal and regional authorities;
  • Consultants to the law enforcement agencies that oversee the activities of religious and ethnic organizations involved in countering the spread of ethnoreligious extremism and terrorism;
  • an employee of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation;
  • Manager of a travel agency (religious and ethnocultural tourism)
  • an expert in conducting state expert examinations of religion;
  • a journalist covering issues of interaction between religion, society, and the state, as well as inter-ethnic relations;
  • press-secretary of legislative and executive authorities;
  • teacher in secondary and higher educational institutions;
  • employee of research, museum, archive, and library centers.

Contacts of Educational Program Head

  • Program head - Elena Alexandrovna Shershneva, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Russian Regional Studies, National and State Confessional Relations
  • Phone: +7 (3852) 296-629
  • E-mail:


Print version Modified 26.06.2023