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Philosophy and Social Studies Department

Department of Philosophy, Social Sciences and Social Security Law

The department of Philosophy, Social Sciences and Social Security Law is one of the oldest in the university: founded in 1945, it was originally called the Department of Marxism-Leninism. In 1991 it was renamed into Department of Social Sciences. The Department of Philosophy, Social Sciences and Social Security Law was created on September 1, 2018 as a result of structural transformations and the addition of Law-related subjects to the number of provided training courses.

Department research interests:

  • Sociology of disabilities in the Arctic
  • Migration processes in the Arctic
  • Social work in the Barents Euro-Arctic region
  • Accessible social environment in the Arctic
  • Social volunteering
  • Social entrepreneurship in the Arctic
  • Tolerance and intolerance in the Arctic region
  • Arctic youth policy
  • Legal aspects of volunteering and social work in the Arctic
  • Borderology
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Social philosophy
  • History of philosophy and contemporary philosophical ideas
  • Hermeneutics

Address: Murmansk, Kapitana Egorova str., 15

E-mail: kafsoc@masu.edu.ru (contacting coordinators recommended)

Жигунова Галина Владимировна

Head of department

Galina Zhigunova

Doctor in Sociology, Associate professor Head of department