Theology in Kozma Minin Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University

Bachelor's program (Orthodox Theology major)


Faculty of Humanities,

Department of Philosophy and Theology



Program Director


Tel. +7 831 436 04 90



Awards and achievements. The program was repeatedly recognized as the leader of the project Best Educational Programs of Innovative Russia.

Teaching staff. Doctors and Candidates of Sciences in philosophy, carrying out active research work on the problems of modern scientific knowledge and public activity in the field of theology, including the President of Minin University, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor L.E. Shaposhnikov, Rector of Belorussian Philosophical University, Professor A.A. Fedorov, Vice-rector for Scientific Work of the Nizhniy Novgorod Theological Seminary, Doctor of Philosophy, Assistant Professor A.V. Vorokhobov, Director of the Nizhniy Novgorod Multimedia Historical Park "Russia — My History," Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Assistant Professor D.V. Semikopov.

Facilities and resources. Modern project and training multimedia classrooms, electronic information-educational environment.

Research. Philosophy of religion, history of Russian religious philosophy, religious anthropology.

Education. The educational program includes the centuries-old European experience of studying theology in a combination of secular and spiritual education at secular universities, the specifics of the universal system of humanitarian knowledge offered by philosophical faculties, and makes it possible to apply special socio-psychological skills in a wide social environment, both religious and non-religious. Theoretical, practical and seminar classes are conducted taking into account the specifics of social management, the needs of potential employers, the peculiarities of modern theological knowledge and current socio-cultural problems. Studying theology at a secular university also involves profound language studying: modern foreign languages, languages of sacred texts: ancient Greek, Latin, Old Russian, and Church Slavonic.

Strategic partners. Nizhny Novgorod Spiritual Seminary, Scientific Research Theological Association, Minsk Spiritual Academy.

Competitive advantages. High level of the graduates' training, leading scientific school "History of Philosophy and History of Religion," opportunity to continue studying for Master's and PhD degrees.

Assistance and support for international students and teachers. The students are provided with socialization and adaptation support, accommodation at comfortable dormitories.

International Education and Cooperation Center:, tel.: +7 831 436 03 92.