In the University there are three forms of higher education specialist training:
• Bachelor programme (4 years of full time education, 4.5 years of part time education).
• Specialist programme (5 years of full time education, 6 years of part time education).
• Master programme on the base of Bachelor programme or Specialist programme (2 years of full time education, 2.5 years of part time education).
In 2011 the University admitted students to 37 Bachelor programmes, 22 Master programmes and 4 Specialist programmes. Entering the University the applicant chooses one or several educational programmes and takes part in the relevant competition separately for each of them; before enrolment heshe chooses the preferable programme.
According to Russian legislation educational programmes of higher professional education are formed by the University on the basis of the Federal State Educational Standards. Educational programmes subject to accreditation by the state body – the Federal Service for Supervision and Control of Education.
The educational process at the University is implemented at 12 faculties. At each faculty there are several departments that teach a number of allied subjects; in 2011 there were 80 departments at the University.