SRPh provides training those who are interested to have complete command of the tools of contemporary scholarship and are ready to serve the cultural needs of modern society. The complete course of study at SRPh takes four years. We offer academic majors: Religious studies, Philosophy and Christian Art. The curriculum comprises an extensive List of subjects and professors, and after the first year students are relatively free to choose courses in line with their own interests Department of Religious Studies, Department of Icon studies and Religious Arts, Department of Philosophy.
We welcome foreign students interested in studying at SRPh and mastering their knowledge of Russian Culture (Summer Courses, Advanced studies) and Russian language (Language training).
For those who don't speak Russian but are interested in studying at SRPh we offer courses in English:
Russian philosophy and Orthodox theology, particularly as considered within the broad context of the contemporary thought,
Greek Patristics and the history of the Church,
Byzantine and Russian icon painting and Church architecture,
Contemporary artistic life in St. Petersburg,
Working with rare manuscripts in the city libraries and archives.
Academic year at the School starts from 1st September till 25th December.
From 5th January till 25th January students pass their intermediate exams.
Holidays are on 25th January - 9th February, and on the days of local festivals.
The second semester starts from 9th February till 20th May.
Examinations are on 20th May - 25th June, and from 25th June start the summer holidays.