History - Полоцкий государственный университет
Qualification given: historian, teacher of history and humanities
Study period:  full-time – 4 years
History is connected to many humanitarian professions one way or another. Knowledge of the past helps to analyze the present and predict the future, which is necessary not only for historians, but for political scientists, lawyers, journalists, and sociologists also. Historians possess personal qualities, which are useful in any other profession. These are broad-minded people with reasoning abilities, who can compare the facts, share their thoughts properly, and argument their point of view.
Studying history improves logical thinking, attentiveness, diligence, and skills to combine information from different sources at the same time. Historical disciplines are the majors of the program. Pedagogy and psychology are the minors. Students acquire knowledge not only in lecture halls, but they also participate in archaeological excavations, ethnographical expeditions, do projects with students of other specialities. Particular attention is paid to research in many different fields. Archeology, anthropology, ethnology, sociology, political studies are just few of them. During the first year at university, each student can start his/her own research and solve one of the mysteries of the past.
You will learn
  • to analyze events based on historical sources and personal research, eliminate false facts
  • to carry out research in different spheres of history
  • to give scientific advice on controversial historical issues
  • to carry out archeological and ethnographical research
  • to evaluate authenticity of scientific information
  • to prepare and process historical information for media, state and social organizations
  • to teach history, social and humanitarian disciplines
You can work at ?
  • state educational institutions connected to science and culture (as a teacher, museologist, archival scientist, museum guide, etc.)
  • public authorities: city councils, internal affairs bodies (as a specialist in humanities)
  • the spheres of journalism, media, service, tourism (as an expert, analyst, copywriter, historical event manager)

  • History of Belarus
  • History of the Ancient World
  • History of the Middle Ages
  • History of Modern Times
  • Contemporary History
  • Source Criticism
  • Experimental Archeology
  • Ethnology and Ethnography of Belarus
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Methods of Teaching History
  • Museology and Archival Science