Voronezh State UniversityVoronezh State University

Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology


Yury A. Bubnov


Address: Room 301(3), building 3, 24 Prospekt Revolutsii, Voronezh

Phone: +7 (473) 220-82-52

E-mail: deanery@bio.vsu.ru

Website: www.phipsy.vsu.ru


The Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology: trends come and go, fundamental knowledge remains

  • Highly qualified academic staff.
  • Highly qualified graduates are in demand both in Russia and abroad: in the UK (child and family psychologist), Israel (clinical psychologist), the USA (child psychologist), Japan (social psychologist), Kirghizia (forensic psychologist), Ukraine (school psychologist), and Tajikistan (the psychologist at Dushanbe University).
  • The faculty’s graduates work in companies, banks, media, advertising agencies, government agencies, industrial enterprises, human resources management services, law enforcement agencies, departments of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Ministry of Defence, educational and healthcare institutions, cultural establishments, and centres for psychological assistance, and are engaged in private medical practices.

Bachelor's degree

  • 37.03.01 Psychology – full time, 4 years
    Profile: Psychology of Personality
  • 44.03.02 Psychological and Pedagogical Education, full time, 4 years
    • Psychology for Special Needs and Special Needs Education
    • Psychological and Pedagogic Assistance to Students with Special Educational Needs
  • 47.03.01 Philosophy – full time, 4 years
    • Theoretical and Methodological
    • Social and Axiological
  • 51.03.01 Cultural studies – full time, 4 years
    Profile: Social and Cultural Management

Master's degree

  • 37.04.01 Psychology – full time, 2 years
    Programme: Psychology of Personality
  • 37.04.01 Psychology – part time, 2.5 years
    Programme: Clinical and Psychological Follow-up
  • 44.04.02 Psychological and Pedagogical Education, full time, 2 years
    • Educational Psychology
    • Psychology and Pedagogy of Creativity
  • 44.04.01 Pedagogical Education – part time, 2.5 years
    Programme: Innovations in Education
  • 44.04.02 Psychological and Pedagogical Education – part time, 2.5 years
    Programme: Management and Education
  • 47.04.01 Philosophy – full time, 2 years
    Programme: Ontology and Epistemology
  • 51.04.01 Cultural studies – full time, 2 years
    Programme: Organisation and Management in Cultural Industries

Specialist's degree

  • 37.05.02 Psychology of Employment Activities– full time, 5 years

Postgraduate Training Programmes

  • 37.06.01 Psychological Sciences – full time, 3 years; extramural, 4 years
    Fields of study:
    • Social Psychology
    • Pedagogical Psychology
  • 44.06.01 Education and Pedagogical Sciences – full time, 3 years; extramural, 4 years
    Fields of study:
    • General Pedagogics, History of Pedagogics and Education
    • Theory and Methods of Vocational Education
  • 44.06.01 Philosophy, Ethics, and Religion Studies – full time, 3 years; extramural, 4 years
    Fields of study:
    • Ontology and Epistemology
    • Social Philosophy
    • Ethics
  • 51.06.01 Cultural Studies – full time, 3 years; extramural, 4 years
    Fields of study: Theory and History of Culture

Study options

  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • Extramural


  • Bachelor’s degree programmes (full-time) – 4 years
  • Master’s degree programmes (full-time) – 2 years
  • Master’s degree programmes (extramural, part-time) – 2 years 5 months
  • Specialist’s degree programmes (full-time) – 5 years
  • Postgraduate training programmes (full-time) – 3 years

Academic Staff

21 lecturers, 27 associate professors, 12 professors, 4 senior lecturers

Educational facilities / resources

  • 14 classrooms with the Internet access and modern multimedia equipment
  • Psychology study room
  • Laboratory of Practical Psychology
  • Information technology lab

Key areas of research

Department of Ontology and Epistemology:

  • Philosophy of science
  • Contemporary epistemology
  • Philosophy of the media
  • Visual and verbal aspects of the digital culture
  • Social hermeneutics
  • Philosophy of education
  • Argumentation theory
  • Hermeneutics of sacred texts

Department of History of Philosophy and Culture:

  • History of foreign philosophy
  • History of Russian philosophy
  • Social philosophy
  • Philosophical problems of humanities and social sciences
  • Methodology of social cognition
  • Philosophy of history
  • Philosophy of religion
  • Ethics
  • Theory and history of culture
  • Philosophy of culture
  • Culture research methodology
  • Theory and history of art
  • Theory and practice of intercultural communication
  • Social and cultural anthropology
  • Traditions and national cultural priorities of today’s Russia

Department of General and Social Psychology:

  • Psychology of individuals and groups
  • Family psychology
  • Perinatal psychology
  • Psychology of deviant behaviour
  • Addiction psychology
  • Psychology of group victimity

Department of Pedagogy and Pedagogical Psychology:

  • Spiritual and moral development of personality
  • Teacher of the future
  • Diversification of the system of continuing and inclusive education by the example of the research and educational complex “kindergarten – school – college – university”
  • Reflexive and acmeological strategy of education
  • Integrating and differentiating approach to the development of subjects of the educational process
  • Voronezh school of pedagogics: history and the current situation

Research contracts and areas of scientific cooperation

  • Board of experts in philosophy, sociology, and cultural studies of the Higher Attestation Commission of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation (Yu.A. Bubnov)
  • Federal Teaching Methodology Association for Higher Education in the enlarged group of specialities 47.00.00 Philosophy, Ethics, and Religion Studies (Yu.A. Bubnov)
  • Russian Society of History and Philosophy of Science (S.N. Zharov, E.N. Istchenko, O.A. Shapiro)
  • Russian Philosophical Society (20 staff members of the faculty are among its members)
  • Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences: the field of the Philosophy of Natural Science (S.N. Zharov); the field of the Philosophy of Culture (E.N. Istchenko)
  • Research Centre for Philosophy of Media, Saint Petersburg (E.N. Istchenko)
  • Research and Education Centre “Philosophy of Modern Times and Strategies of Humanitarian Examination” based at the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (E.N. Istchenko)
  • Single Discussion Platform of the Presidential Council for Economic Modernisation and Innovations of Russia (A.V. Arapov)
  • Expert Society of the Regional Agency for Innovation and Development of Economic and Social Projects (A.V. Arapov)
  • Expert Society of the Agency for Innovation and Development, Voronezh Region (A.V. Arapov)
  • Russian Psychological Society (K.M. Gaidar, G.V. Orlova)
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • St. Petersburg State University
  • National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Moscow State Pedagogical University
  • Moscow State Psychological and Pedagogical University
  • Chernyshevsky Saratov National Research State University
  • Demidov Yaroslavl State University
  • Southern Federal University
  • Kursk State University
  • Samara State Social and Pedagogical University
  • Derzhavin Tambov State University
  • Institute for Strategy of Education Development of the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow
  • Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
  • Voronezh Rehabilitation Centre for Children and Teenagers “Parus Nadezhdy”

Research facilities / resources

  • 2 computer classrooms (11 and 15 computers)
  • Psychology study room (specialised professional equipment for training sessions and psychological release sessions for students and university staff)
  • Laboratory of Practical Psychology (specialised professional equipment for psychological research)

Electronic scientific and educational environment at the faculty

Psychological tools:

  • Hardware and software system for psychodiagnostics “Multipsychometre”
  • A computer system “Psychometric Expert”
  • Diana-04 professional computerized polygraph
  • CONAN-pg hardware-software system with a 4-channel polygraph
  • A psychoemotional correction system (APEK)
  • Psychophysiological testing device UPFE-1/30 "Psychophysiologist”

Software used in the electronic scientific and educational environment:

  • Statistica Basic Academic 13 for Windows Ru (local version for 15 users)
  • Statistica Ultimate Academic 13 for Windows Ru (local version for 11 users)
  • Psychometric Expert, version PRACTIC+ (for 15 workplaces).

International partner universities

International programmes and projects

  • Annual Erasmus+ programmes and projects in cooperation with the EU

Voronezh State University • 1997–2022