For Applicants

For Applicants

The Faculty of History and International Relations of Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University has always been the leading educational and research center of Ukraine in the field of history, political science and international relations, based on the achievements of modern scientific schools.

Five departments of the faculty can receive classical basic education, practical skills and conduct research in the modern fields of history and archeology; political science; international relations, public communications and regional studies.

Bachelor’s degree

Educational qualification level of a person who, on the basis of complete general secondary education, has obtained basic higher education, fundamental and special skills and knowledge regarding the generalized object of work (activity), sufficient to fulfill the tasks and duties (activities) of a certain level of professional activity, which are intended for primary positions in a particular activity.

The term of study is 4 years and is reduced by one to two years in case of entry on the basis of educational and qualification level of junior specialist in the relevant field of specialization. The person who has received the bachelor’s degree, after passing the special exams on competitive basis, is entitled to free or on a paid basis (this will depend on the number of free places and personal success of the graduate) to continue education in order to obtain the next level – master’s degree.

A bachelor’s degree is a testament to the completion of a full-time undergraduate degree. It gives the graduate the right to take up positions in the employment that require the presence of higher education in accordance with their qualification requirements.

Master’s degree

A master’s degree is an educational qualification level of a specialist who, based on the qualification of a bachelor (specialist), has acquired in-depth special knowledge and skills of research and innovation character, has some experience of their application and production of new knowledge for solving problematic professional problems in a certain branch of economy.

The master’s program is based on in-depth specialization, individualization, research. It is focused on training specialists for research and teaching activities, for work in the field of science-intensive technologies.


A characteristic feature of a master’s degree should be a high level of methodological culture, creative mastery of methods of cognition and activity, solving of non-standard, innovative problems.