Institute of Extramural Studies

Director: Dmitry Vyacheslavovich Terentiev, Ph.D. in Engineering, Associate Professor

Address: Rooms 244, 336 & 334, 4th Floor Lobby, Main Building, 38 Lenina prospekt; Room 338 (Director’s Office), 38 Lenina prospekt

Phones: +7 (3519) 29-84-71 (Director’s number); +7 (3519) 29-85-43, +7 (3519) 29-84-44, +7 (3519) 29-85-51

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With the Institute of Extramural Studies, an academic year is divided into semesters in the course of which students both work and do a self-study, including tests and term papers. The academic year also includes examination periods which generally last for 40 to 50 days (the duration depends on the course) and during which students are entitled for a leave of absence.

The total duration of study is 5.5 to 6 years for Specialist degree students; 5 years for Bachelor’s degree students; 4 years for students of accelerated educational programmes; 3.5 to 6 years for students going for the second degree of higher education (the duration depends on the previous course).

The majority of students who study at the Institute of Extramural Studies have a job in the same area as the chosen course of study. That is why most of them are familiar with the equipment and technology applied. For this reason extramural courses include less classroom hours than intramural programmes. Extramural students who are in their final years of study are eligible to take managerial and white-collar jobs.

The graduates are awarded diplomas certifying the same disciplines and the same numbers of credits as the ones awarded to graduates of intramural courses.

Institute of Natural Science and Standardization

The quality training offered by the Institute of Natural Science and Standardization is ensured by its qualified teaching staff who mainly includes members with doctoral and PhD titles. The Institute focuses on practical training based on advanced computer technology. The great competences of the teachers are due to their continuous involvement in research projects which cover such areas as car parts manufacturing, car service and maintenance, product quality management, food, printing, packaging, environment and industrial safety, chemical technology, thermal physics, nanomaterials, instruments, mathematical modelling and pedagogy.

The Institute’s graduates have great career prospects which they can pursue in such areas as education, banking, taxation, insurance business, steel industry, car industry and many others.

The Institute has been constantly seeking to expand the range of educational programmes to meet the needs of the local and regional businesses. The current enrollment exceeds 850 students.


  • Department of Higher Mathematics
  • Department of Applied and Theoretical Physics
  • Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Department of Industrial Ecology, Health and Safety
  • Department of Standardization, Certification and Food Technology
  • Department of Car Technology, Certification and Service
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Physical Chemistry and Chemical Technology
  • Department of Chemistry

Research Areas

The theoretical development, the creation and adoption of innovative technology for manufacturing cutting-edge products with pre-defined quality made from metallic materials of different types and for  manufacturing car parts for assembly or maintenance of both local and imported vehicles through the application of new processes, new testing techniques and new quality management systems

Chemistry and chemical technology. The development of combined geotechnology for mining of natural and man-made resources

Enhanced performance of packaging materials

The development of the theory of qualimetry and product quality and production management

The development of advanced food technology and food quality management

The development of new environmentally-friendly processes in ferrous metallurgy

The development of recycling technology for handling mining and metallurgical wastes

Studying the physics and chemistry of metallurgical processes

The development of new coal flotation reagents and flotation regimes

Developing new technology and compositions to improve the water quality and protect water circulation systems from corrosion and build-ups

Institute for the Humanities

Director: Abramzon Tatiana, Doctor of Philology, Associate Professor, Professor at the Department of Linguistics and Literature

Directorate: Room A12, 26 Lenina prospekt

Phone: +7 (3519) 22-99-61

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Institute for the Humanities was established on the basis of the humanities faculties of the Magnitogorsk State University that was merged with NMSTU in 2014. By September 1, 2016, two institutes were established at the premises of the former Magnitogorsk State University: Institute of Pedagogy, Psychology and Social Work and Institute of History, Philology and Foreign Languages. However, such division has always seemed unnecessary. First of all, because all University divisions offer pedagogical education. And secondly, because all humanities departments offer degree programmes.

Institute for the Humanities encompasses the following departments:

Psychology and Social Work

  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Social Work and Psychological and Pedagogical Education
  • Department of Social Technologies (specialized department)
  • Department of Practical Psychology (specialized department)

Education and Pedagogy

  • Department of Pre-School Education
  • Department of Pedagogy
  • Department of Special Education and Biomedical Disciplines
  • Department of Educational Technologies for Pre-School Children

Philology and Journalism

  • Department of the Russian Language, General Linguistics and Mass Communication
  • Department of Linguistics and Literature

History and Social Studies

  • Department of World History
  • Department of Social Studies, Documentation and Archivistics

Linguistics and Translation

  • Department of the English Language
  • Department of Foreign Languages in Engineering
  • Department of Romano-Germanic Philology and Translation

Research Areas

  1. Pedagogy and language teaching in higher school;
  2. Scientific research and language teaching methods intended for non-linguistic students;
  3. Semantics and pragmatics of professional language;
  4. Intercultural communication in business;
  5. Dialectic of tradition in the history of literature;
  6. Concepts of the Russian literature;
  7. Axiological history of the Russian literature;
  8. Mass media and society;
  9. Current trends in mass communication;
  10. Russian recent social history;
  11. Cultural history, microhistory, local history in the context of current historical research;
  12. World War II;
  13. Historical geography of Western and Central Europe;
  14. The history of World War II;
  15. Great Patriotic War;
  16. The history of Canada;
  17. Imagology;
  18. Military history;
  19. Ancient numismatics;
  20. Ancient history;
  21. The history, theory and methodology of social studies;
  22. Economic sociology;
  23. Sociology of management;
  24. Political sociology;
  25. Sociology of spiritual life, culture and education;
  26. Social groups, social institutions and social processes;
  27. Social and political research into the problems of regional and local development;
  28. Sociology and social studies teaching methods;
  29. The problems of cognitive linguistics, biocognitive science and the philosophy of language. Communication theory and a linguistic view of the world;
  30. Innovative German language teaching methods based on advanced communicative approach;
  31. The study of conceptual categories and implied messages by analysing the text linguistics based on the case study of German fiction texts;
  32. Online communication from the perspective of the environmental theory of distributed language and distributed cognition;
  33. Cognitive model of translation;
  34. The cognitive and discursive mechanisms behind a national food language;
  35. Linguocultural analysis and the language of everyday life;
  36. Building one’s teacher competence in language teaching;
  37. The concept of the world in Russian- and German-speaking environments;
  38. Socio-cultural and communicative approaches in language teaching;
  39. Competency-based language teaching;
  40. The concepts of self-presentation and their role in today’s society;
  41. The problems of ethical self-identification of university students;
  42. Learning and teaching in a higher school of professional education;
  43. Teaching in a higher school of professional education;
  44. Developing a pre-school education quality assessment model;
  45. Scientific methods of pre-school teacher training in the following areas: Pedagogical Education and Psychological and Pedagogical Education;
  46. Study of current Russian social problems. Theory and practice of social work, social pedagogy, the psychology and pedagogy of deviant behaviour: problems and perspectives;
  47. Professional training in social work, psychology and pedagogy;
  48. Optimised approaches to education and socialization of children and young people in today’s urban environment;
  49. Psychological and pedagogical support in professional self-identification and self-motivation of university students;
  50. Typical health situation and prevention of reproductive health problems in an industrial environment;
  51. Health problems typical of different social groups of an industrial city;
  52. The development and implementation of programmes for prevention of deviant behaviour.

Physical Education and Sportsmanship Faculty

Dean: Roman Alekseevich Kozlov, Ph.D. in Education, Associate Professor, Honoured Coach of Russia

Address: Sports facility, Lenina prospect 95, Room 2 (Dean’s Office)

Phone: +7(3519) 38-65-44

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Dean’s Reception Hours: Mon thru Fri 11.00-12.00 & 12.45-14.00

Faculty Reception Hours: Mon thru Thurs 8.00 -17.00; Fri 8.00-15.45

Students & Alumni:

  • Igor Kravtsov, a rower, Merited Master of Sports, a 2004 Sydney Olympics champion;
  • Anatoly Shcherbinin, a judoist, Master of Sports, a World Cup prize winner;
  • Ivan Ustselemov, a rower,  Master of Sports,  a winner of the National Championship, a bronze medallist of the Russian Championship, a participant in the World Championship;
  • Ivan Kostev, Master of Sports in kyokushin karate, a World Championship winner, a Russian Championship winner;
  • Igor Bobkov, a champion of the Russian Junior Hockey League, a champion of the Kharlamov Cup,  plays for OHL London Knights (London), the best goaltender of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championship;
  • Ivan Gavrilenko, a champion of the Russian Junior Hockey League, a champion of the Kharlamov Cup, plays for the Stalnye Lisy junior ice hockey club from Magnitogorsk;
  • Kirill Lebedev, a champion of the Russian Junior Hockey League, a champion of the Kharlamov Cup;
  • Vladimir Malinovsky, a champion of the Russian Junior Hockey League, a champion of the Kharlamov Cup;
  • Konstantin Sokolov, a champion of the Russian Junior Hockey League, a champion of the Kharlamov Cup;
  • Evgeny Soloviev, a champion of the Russian Junior Hockey League, a champion of the Kharlamov Cup;
  • Dmitry Tarasov, a champion of the Russian Junior Hockey League, a champion of the Kharlamov Cup;
  • Evgeny Shchankin, a champion of the Russian Junior Hockey League, a champion of the Kharlamov Cup;
  • Aleksander Stankovsky, plays for the Olimpia junior ice hockey club from Kirovo-Chepetsk.

The Faculty’s academic partners includethe Ural State University of Physical Culture and the State Marine Technical University of Saint-Petersburg.

History, Philology and Foreign languages Institute


Director: Mikhail Grigorievich Abramzon, Professor, Doctor of Historical Sciences

Address: Universitybuilding No.2, 114, Lenin Ave, room 232

Tel.: +7(3519) 38-14-24

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Departments of the Institute Of History, Philology and Foreign Languages

Course: Philology and Journalism

Department of Literature

Department of Russian Language, General Linguistics, and Mass Communication

Course: History and Sociology

Department of World History

Department of Document Science and Archive Science

Department of Russian History

Department of Political Science and Sociology

Course: Linguistics and Translation

English Language Department

Department of Foreign Languages for Professional Communication

Department of Foreign Languages for Engineering

Department of Romano-Germanic Philology and Translation

Research Areas

  • Education science and foreign language instruction at higher school;
  • Research and methodical support of the foreign language instruction for non-linguists;
  • Semantics and pragmatics of the language for professional communication;
  • Intercultural business communication;
  • Dialectic of traditions in the History of Literature;
  • Artistic concepts in Russian literature;
  • Axiological history of Russian literature;
  • Mass media and society;
  • Current processes of mass communication;
  • Contemporary social history of Russia;
  • Cultural history, micrihistory, local history with reference to modern historical studies;
  • Second World War;
  • Western and Central European historical geography;
  • Second World War history;
  • Great Patriotic War;
  • History of Canada;
  • Imagology;
  • Military history;
  • Antique numismatics;
  • Ancient history;
  • History, theory and methodology of sociology;
  • Economic sociology;
  • Management sociology;
  • Political sociology;
  • Sociology of a spiritual life, culture and education;
  • Social groups, social institutions and social processes;
  • Social and political studies of regional and local development issues;
  • Sociology and Social Science instruction;
  • Issues of Cognitive Linguistics, Biocognitive Science and Language Philosophy;
  • Communication theory and linguistic world-view;
  • Innovative German language instruction with modern communicative approaches;
  • Sense-categories and implications in text linguistics: German-fiction-based studies.
  • On-line communication in terms of the ecological language-consciousness distribution theory;
  • Cognitive translation model;
  • Cognitive and discourse tools of formation and development of the national linguistic nutrition culture; 
  • Linguistic and cultural analysis and characteristics of everyday linguistics;
  • Expertise formation in a prospective foreign language instructor;
  • English-speaking and German-speaking world concept;
  • Social and cultural and communicative approaches in a foreign language instruction;
  • Competency-based approach in linguistic education;
  • Self-presentation concepts and their role in the modern society;
  • Moral self-identification issues in the university professional training process.


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