Master's Degree Programme

General Information

The 2nd cycle  of Higher education (Master’s Degree Programme) is the final level of Higher education programme at which expertise, knowledge and skills of educational and scientific research work are developed and Master's Degree is conferred, which in its turn gives the right to take PhD programme and become employed in accordance with the acquired specialty and given qualification.

Master’s Degree Programme for foreign students is presented in the form of full-time education only (the duration of study is up to 2 years).

Contact Details

Working hours

8.30 – 13.00, 14.00 – 17.30

Address

21, Kosmonavtov Boulevard, 224016 Brest, the Republic of Belarus, Room №319

Telephone

+375 (162) 21-92-43

E-mail

aspirant@brsu.brest.by

Master’s degree programme of our university conduct studies in English for the following speciality:

At the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics

  • MATHEMATICS

Speciality 1-31 80 03 Mathematics provides a Master’s degree of Science in physics and mathematics. People with the first level of higher education (Bachelor degree) for non-major specialities pass an additional exam specified by the University. 

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The sphere of professional activity of the Master:

  • Activities in the field of information services
  • Research and development
  • Higher education

Studying for master degree programme provides for:

  • In-depth study of science and technology in the sphere of natural and pedagogical Sciences.
  • Learning modern methodology of scientific researches on the problems of fundamental and applied mathematics
  • Mastering the abilities and skills to perform Institutional management functions.
  • Mastering skills for the development of plans and programs of the organization of innovative activities, feasibility studies of innovative projects in their professional activities;
  • Preparations for the training sessions with the students, guidance and counselling their research work, the development of training and methodological support.

For the master degree in Mathematics the following subjects are studied:

  • Philosophy and methodology
  • Foreign language
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Pedagogics and psychology of higher school
  • Modern problems of mathematics
  • Theory of dynamic system/Invariants of finite solvable groups
  • The study of submanifolds in the naturally reductive homogeneous spaces

Advantages of Master’s Degree:

  • Fundamental knowledge in mathematics and information technology;
  • Practical skills in professional activity
  • Competitiveness on the labour market
  • Career development benefits
  • Opportunity to take PhD programme in the following speciality: “Mathematics”, “Computer Science”, “Pedagogical Sciences”

The employment of Master's degree graduates:

  • Companies operating in the field of information technology
  • Educational establishments

A high level of training is provided by the following:

  • Experienced and highly qualified lecturers
  • Innovative learning technologies
  • Courses devised by lecturers
  • Proper infrastructure

  • PHYSICS

Speciality 1-31 80 05 Physics provides a Master’s degree of Science in physics and mathematics. People with the first level of higher education (Bachelor degree) for non-major specialities pass an additional exam specified by the University.

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The sphere of professional activity of the Master:

  • Manufacture of electrical equipment
  • Measurement systems; automation systems
  • Research and development
  • Higher education

Studying for master degree programme provides for:

  • The development of modern methodology of experimental and theoretical researches in the sphere of physics and technology.
  • Mastering the skills of modern methods of design, use of automation means of physical experiment, the manufacture of materials and devices
  • Mastering skills for the development of plans and programs of the organization of innovative activities, feasibility studies of innovative projects in their professional activities
  • Preparations for the training sessions with the students in Physics and Mathematics, guidance and counselling their research work, the development of training and methodological support.

For the master degree in Physics the following subjects are studied:

  • Philosophy and methodology
  • Foreign language
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Pedagogics and psychology of higher school
  • Modern understanding of matter structure
  • Physical properties of matter in extreme astrophysical conditions / Quantum theory of electronic structure of solids
  • First‐order relativistic wave equations theory

Advantages of Master’s Degree:

  • Fundamental knowledge in physics, technics and information technology;
  • Practical skills in professional activity
  • Competitiveness on the labour market
  • Career development benefits
  • Opportunity to take PhD programme in the following speciality: “Theoretical physics”, “Optics”, “Thermophysics and theoretical heat engineering”, “Physics of atomic nucleus and elementary particle”, “Laser physics”, “Nanotechnologies and nanomaterials in electronics”.

The employment of Master's degree graduates:

  • Companies operating in the production of appliances, electrical equipment, automation systems
  • Educational establishments

A high level of training is provided by the following:

  • Experienced and highly qualified lecturers
  • Innovative learning technologies
  • Courses devised by teachers
  • Good material and technical base

  • WEB PROGRAMMING AND INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES

Speciality 1-31 80 05 Physics provides a Master’s degree in Web programming and internet technologies. People with the first level of higher education (Bachelor degree) for non-major specialities pass an additional exam specified by the University.

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The sphere of professional activity of the Master:

  • Computer programming, consulting and other services
  • Activities in the sphere of computer technology
  • Research and development
  • Higher education

Studying for master degree programme implies:

  • In-depth study of science and technology in the sphere of natural and pedagogical Sciences.
  • The development of modern methodology of scientific researches in the sphere of mathematics and information technology.
  • Mastering the modern methods of designing information systems, the usage of web services, technical documentation
  • Mastering the skills in analysis of economic activities of enterprises, operating in the field of information technology.
  • Mastering the abilities and skills to perform Institutional management functions

For the master degree in Web programming and internet technologies the following subjects are studied:

  • Modern problems of applied mathematics and information technology
  • Modern computer English studies
  • Pedagogics and psychology of higher school
  • Drupal and Joomla content managing system/ Application development for mobile operating system
  • Development of web applications using PHP/ Development of web applications using ASP.NET
  • MySQL database management system and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Network routing protocols/ FreeBSD Administration
  • Modern cloud computing technologies and virtualization systems

Advantages of Master’s Degree:

  • Fundamental knowledge in mathematics and information technology;
  • Practical skills in professional activities (the possibility of internships in companies-residents of High Technologies Park: "EPAM Systems", "Soft EPOL", "DMTech", "Godel Technologies", etc.)
  • Competitiveness on the labour market
  • Career development benefits
  • Opportunity to take PhD programme in the following speciality: “Mathematics”, “Computer Science, engineering management “

The employment of Master's degree graduates:

  • Companies operating in the sphere of information technology

A high level of training is provided by the following:

  • Experienced and highly qualified lecturers
  • Innovative learning technologies
  • Courses devised by lecturers
  • Proper infrastructure

At the Faculty of Social Pedagogy

  • SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Speciality 1-23 81 04 “Social Psychology” provides a Master’s degree in Psychology. People with the first level of higher education (Bachelor degree) for non-major specialities pass an additional exam specified by the University.

Social psychology – is the scientific study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. Social psychologists therefore deal with the factors that lead us to behave in a given way in the presence of others, and look at the conditions under which certain behaviour/actions and feelings occur.  Social psychology is to do with the way these feelings, thoughts, beliefs, intentions and goals are constructed and how such psychological factors, in turn, influence our interactions with others.

Topics examined in social psychology include: the self concept, social cognition, attribution theory, social influence, group processes, prejudice and discrimination, interpersonal processes, aggression, attitudes and stereotypes.

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Studying for master degree programme implies:

  • In-depth study of Sciences, Humanities and socio-psychological blocks, focused on self-study;
  • The development of the modern methodology of psychological research, modern information and other technologies research work, using them in practical activities;
  • Mastering the effective methods of professional social interaction with different categories of population
  • Mastering the skills of: professional diagnosis of socio-psychological phenomena that determine the processes of personal and group development; group work, development  and realisation of socio-psychological trainings of various kinds; different types of psychological assistance; monitoring needs for essential social and psychological services in vocational subject areas, the search for optimal professional solutions.

For the master degree in Social Psychology the following subjects are studied:

  • Management Psychology
  • Actual problems of modern social psychology
  • Methodology and Experimental research methods in psychology
  • Actual problems of personality psychology
  • Pedagogics and psychology of higher school
  • Socio-psychological problems of the family
  • Socio-psychological aspects of young people's readiness for family life
  • Socio-psychological foundations of group work
  • Socio-psychological diagnostics
  • Social psychology of conflict and conflict resolution workshops
  • Applied problems of interpersonal relationships
  • Managerial communication in formal and informal organizations
  • The psychology of leadership and management
  • Psychology of social influence
  • Social psychology of large groups
  • Socio-psychological counselling
  • Socio-psychological aspects of oratorical activity of the psychologist
  • System data analysis in socio-psychological research

Advantages of Master’s Degree:

  • Fundamental knowledge in Social Psychology
  • Practical skills in professional activities
  • Competitiveness on the labour market
  • Career development benefits
  • Opportunity to take PhD programme

The employment of Master's degree graduates:

  • Lecturer in colleges and higher educational institutions
  • Psychologists, methodologists and managers of public/government and private educational institutions
  • Psychologists in departments of personnel management
  • Psychologists in the socio-psychological services of higher educational institutions, socio-pedagogical centres and centres for child development
  • Social protection agencies.

A high level of training is provided by the following:

  • Experienced and highly qualified lecturers
  • Innovative learning technologies
  • Courses devised by lecturers
  • Proper infrastructure

A Master’s Degree in "Social psychology" provides high-quality training for the following types of professional activities:

  • research
  • socio-psychological counselling and prevention
  • management
  • educating
  • teaching

At the Faculty of Geography

  • INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN (the sphere of) TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY

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Studying for master degree programme provides for:

  • The development of basic competencies in management and analytics, allowing the use of modern economic and managerial concepts and sectoral approaches in the hotel industry and tourism.
  • The development of professional and technical skills   

For the master degree in Innovative technologies in tourism and hospitality  the following subjects are studied:

  • Micro-and macroeconomics
  • Psychological and pedagogical aspects of tourism activities
  • Strategic planning in tourism and hospitality / Management of innovative projects
  • Quality management in tourism and hospitality / Management of tourism organizations and destinations
  • Innovative marketing of tourism and hospitality / Human resources management
  • Economic planning and financial activity in tourism and hospitality
  • Modern information technologies in tourism

A high level of training is provided by the following:

  • Experienced and highly qualified lecturers
  • Innovative learning technologies
  • Courses devised by lecturers
  • Practice-oriented learning
  • As a result of studying for Master’s Degree, the graduate will develop and acquire skills of commercial, industrial, entrepreneurial, economic, marketing and innovation activities in tourism and hospitality

Advantages of Master’s Degree:

  • Practical skills in professional activities
  • Competitiveness on the labour market
  • Career development benefits

Qualification: "Master in Innovation" will allow graduates to work at institutions and organizations involved in the planning, organization, implementation and monitoring of various types of tourist activities:

  • Executive authorities responsible for the development of tourism and hospitality
  • State and non-state institutions in the sphere of tourism, hotel and restaurant management
  • Commercial organizations.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Diploma of higher education recognized in the Republic of Belarus
  • High proficiency in English

Duration of Degree Study (the duration of study)

Up to 2 years (The BRSU Admissions Office will make decision on the applicant's admission following the interview results. The admission interview aims at revealing the applicant’s level in various academic disciplines and language skills)

Master’s Degree Programme for foreign students is presented in the form of full-time education only

 

Master’s Degree Programme specialties