Term 1 (WS)

St. Petersburg  State University

Module 1

Ocean basins, sediments and climate change



Module 2

High seas and coastal waters oceanography



Module 3

Polar and marine ecosystem: structure, functioning and vulnerability


Core Module

Part  1











Term 2 (SS)

St. Petersburg  State University

Term 1 + Term 2 = 60 CP

Module 4

Natural resources






Module 5 

Processes in the coastal zone and environmental management



Module 6

Periglacial environment




Core Module

Part 2 incl. field practice in Russia or Germany









Term 3 (WS)

Partner universities

30 CP

Semester abroad at one of the partner universities and institutions in Germany:

  • HamburgUniversity: Integrated Climate System Sciences (ICSS)
  • Bremen University: Marine Biology, Marine Geosciences
  • Christian Albrecht University Kiel: Marine Geosciences
  • PotsdamUniversity: Geosciences/Geology




Term 4 (SS)

Russia and Germany

30 CP

M.Sc. Thesis Polar and Marine Sciences with Defence

  • St. Petersburg State University, Russia
  •  Hamburg University, Germany


  • Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
  • Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute of Roshydromet, Russia
  • Bremen University, Germany
  • Christian Albrecht University Kiel, Germany
  • GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
  • Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
  • Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, Germany
  • Otto Schmidt Laboratory for Polar and Marine Research (OSL), Russia
  • Potsdam University, Germany
  • Rostock University, Germany