Country Studies

Intenational Regional Studies

 

Mykola Doroshko

Head of the Department - Professor, Doctor of History.

"Country Studies" is a new direction of training at the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Training of experts in the field of country studies is carried out at the base of the Country Studies Department, which was established in 1995. Since September 2016 Master’s degree program has been launched. 

About educational programme

The main purpose of the undergraduate degree programme “Country Studies (American Studies, European Studies and Oriental Studies)” and graduate degree programmes “Regional Studios” and “International Political Regionalism” is a preparation of highly qualified international specialists with regional specialization, who gain specialized knowledge of the peculiarities of the historical, political, economic development of the country and region. Students learn foreign languages, that will determine their regional specialization (English or Spanish - for American and European Studies, Chinese or Arabic - for Oriental Studies, as a second foreign language students learn - English, French, German, Arabic, Polish, Chinese).

The educational process of the educational programme is carried out at the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv on the basis of the Department of Country Studies. The history of the department origins from 1960, when a department of humanities was created within the preparatory faculty for foreign nationals of the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv State University. In 1995 the department was renamed to the Department of Comparative Political Science and Regional Studies. In 2003 the department got its modern name - the Department of Country Studies.

Bachelor’s graduates receive:

- educational qualification:

Bachelor of International Relations, Public Communications and Regional Studies

- professional qualification:

Specialist in Country Studies

Translation specialist

Bachelor's graduates have the academic right to enter one of two master's degree programs:

Regional studios receive:

- educational qualification:

Master of International Relations, Public Communications and Regional Studies

-professional qualification:

International political scientist, expert on socio-political issues of countries (regions)

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International political regionalism receive:

- educational qualification:

Master of International Relations, Public Communications and Regional Studies

- professional qualification:

International political scientist, expert on socio-political issues of countries (regions)

The training of the country studies specialists who obtain the Bachelor’s degree is implemented according to the following specializations:

  1. Countries of the post-Soviet space
  2. Europe and North America
  3. Asia, Africa and Oceania
  4. Latin America
  5. Oriental Studies
  6. American Studies

The training of the country studies specialists who obtain the Master’s degree in the educational program “Regional Studies” is implemented subject to the following specializations:

  1. Asian and African Studies
  2. Euro-Atlantic Studies
  3. European and American Studies
  4. Latin America Studies
  5. Orientalism
  6. Post-Soviet Countries Studies

The training of the country studies specialists who obtain the Master’s degree in the educational program “International and Political Regionalistics” is carried out subject to the following specializations:

  1. Post-Soviet Countries Regional Studies
  2. European and American Studies
  3. Asian and African Studies
  4. Latin America Studies

The educational process is provided by educators of the Country Studies Chair as well as by representatives from other chairs of Institute of International Relations such as: International Relations and Foreign Policy Chair, International Organizations and Diplomatic Service Chair, International Law Chair, Private International Law Chair, Chair of Comparative and European Law, Chair of World Economy and International Economic Relations, Chair of International Finance, Chair of International Information, Chair of International Media Communication and Communication Technologies, Chair of International Business, Chair of Foreign Languages.

Furthermore, a lot of the famous Ukrainian and foreign practitioners, members of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and other Ministries, scholars from the National Science Academy of Ukraine, international organizations and businesses, educators from leading foreign educational institutions are involved in educational curriculum in order to hold lectures, seminars and master classes.