MGIMO University

Overview

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www.mgimo.ru (Russian)

  • Offers postgraduate (Master’s and PhD), as well as continuing education programs
  • Holds Guinness Record for 53 living languages concurrently taught full-time
  • Ranked 2nd in Expert RA (Russia’s leading rating agency) for the quality of teaching
  • Ranked 367 in the QS 2012 Top University ranking (one of only 4 Russian Universities), and the only one to be granted 3 QS stars for quality management practices, internationalization, teaching and employability
  • Ranked 4th among the best research centers of Central and Eastern Europe in a UN Commissioned Pennsylvania University Survey
  • Has more graduates at the UN and UN specialized agencies than any other school worldwide
  • Leads Russia’s educational institutions in IR and Area Studies Training (EMA - Education and Methodic Association)
  • Graduates include: 2 Presidents, 5 Foreign Ministers, 9 Prime Ministers, 880 Ambassadors

    APSIA Membership: Full APSIA Member School

  • Addresses

    General

    Moscow State Institute of International Relations
    76 Vernadsky Prospect
    Moscow, 119454

    • (7-495) 434-91-63
    • (7-495) 434-90-61
    • email

    Admissions

    Moscow State Institute of International Relations
    Dr. Yan Vaslavskiy
    Acting Director, School of Government and International Affairs
    76 Vernadsky Prospect
    Moscow, 119454

    • (7-495) 434-45-01
    • (7-499) 431-30-53
    • email

    Career Services

    Moscow State Institute of International Relations
    Dr. Ekaterina Arapova
    Head, Department of Assessment and Coordination of International and Double Degree Master’s Programs
    76 Vernadsky Prospect
    Moscow, 119454

    • (7-495) 434-45-01
    • email

    Degree Requirements

    Master of Arts in International Affairs (Russia’s Foreign Policy and Diplomacy) -

    • This Master's Program started in 2009 and is aimed at training highly qualified specialists in international relations with knowledge and competencies required for work in the field of foreign policy. The acquired knowledge and skills allow graduates to work in public bodies of the Russian Federation and in the private and public business structures, as well as institutions related to public diplomacy and non-governmental organizations.

    Master of Arts in International Affairs (World Politics) -

    • Established in MGIMO (University) in 1997, the course is one of the longest running Master's Programs at the University. The purpose of the program is to train highly qualified professionals with fundamental knowledge of the global political processes, economic and legal problems of the world system. In framework of the agreement between MGIMO-University and Johns Hopkins University, Washington, USA (School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University) graduate students enrolled in the program "World Politics" have the opportunity to take a semester abroad at SAIS, which is one of five best higher education institutions the United States.

    Master of Arts in Political Sciences - Politics and Economics in Eurasia (taught entirely in English -

    • The two-year M.A. program is designed to meet the needs of rising leaders in the public service professions, including domestic and international government agencies and non-profit organizations by offering up-to-date, firsthand information about Russia and Eurasia from the Russian perspective.

      The program provides rigorous on-campus training in political science and policy analysis, preparing degree candidates for successful careers as equipping them with organizational skills, and self-confidence necessary to assume leadership positions in an increasingly complex public service environment. Some courses are organized in the form of a lecture-discussion; others are seminars at which students present their papers for group discussion or workshops based on field research, participation by visiting experts, and group reports.

    Master of Arts in International Affairs (World Politics and Transnational Business) -

    • The program started in 2007.The goal is to provide students with better understanding of international affairs in business related areas, economic consultancy, international economic and financial institutions or the political governance of economic processes. The curriculum has an enlarged component of economic subjects intended to introduce students to the practice of multinational and Russian businesses. The academic process involves the heads of leading foreign and domestic corporations.

    Master of Arts in International Affairs (East European Studies: Russia-Ukraine) -

    Master of Arts in International Affairs - Governance and Global Affairs (taught entirely in English) -

    • The two-year M.A. program is designed to give necessary skills to both Russian and international students for employment in international organizations. This curriculum best serves those students who are willing to become directly involved in politics, government or political organizations. Courses are designed to help graduates embrace their role as global citizens who are able and willing to be part of the international, multicultural environment.

      The program may be useful specifically for applicants who are interested in Russian domestic politics, state and legal systems, economics and International Relations. At least some command of Russian is recommended but not required; for students from countries other than Russia training will include courses in Russian language; the Program provides extensive teaching of “knowledge of Russia”: interethnic relations, specifics of doing business in Russia, various aspects of Russian political culture and key political processes and conflicts.

    Fields of Specialization

  • Economic and Political Development
  • Energy Issues
  • Global Economy
  • International Finance
  • International Security Policy
  • Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis
  • Journalism, Communications and Media
  • International Organization
  • Management and Marketing
  • Area Studies
  • International Law
  • Financial Law
  • Corporate Law

    Joint Degrees

    Master of Arts in Political Sciences - World Politics (Russian-French Double Degree Master’s Program in cooperation with Sciences Po, France) The Double Degree Master’s Program MGIMO-University – Sciences Po was established in 2005. The Double Master’s Degree Program ushers in a new level of partnership between the two Universities and offers innovative approach to education in the international relations field.

    The first year of the program takes place at Sciences Po, Paris, where students join the School of International Affairs /PSIA/ and their Master’s Program in Finance and Strategy. The second year is held at MGIMO-University.

    At the end of the two-year period graduates who successfully fulfill the program requirements are awarded two Master’s Degree Diplomas:

  • MGIMO-University Master’s Diploma
  • Sciences Po, Paris Master’s Diploma

    Besides, they receive a Joint Diploma Supplement with all courses and ECTS listed. Three specializations of the Master’s Program:

  • Specialisation in ‘Global Politics’
  • Specialisation in ‘ International Affairs and Transnational business’
  • Specialisation in ‘Energy issues’

    Master of Arts in Political Sciences - World Politics (Russian-German Double Degree Master’s Program in cooperation with Free University of Berlin, Germany) The Joint Master’s Degree Program “World Politics” in the field of “International Relations” between MGIMO-University and Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), University. Humboldt (Berlin) and University of Potsdam was established in 2006 as part of a European cooperation project between higher education institutions.

    The program is based on the Master’s Degree Program "International Relations" taught at the Freie Universität Berlin and Master’s Degree Program "World Politics" taught at MGIMO-University. Successful graduates receive two equal Master’s Diploma – from Freie Universität Berlin and MGIMO-University.

    The duration of the programs is two academic years. The first year the whole group of both Russian and German students spend in Berlin and the second year in Moscow.

    Master of Arts in Political Sciences - World Politics (Russian-Italian Double Degree Master’s Program in cooperation with University of Florence, Italy) The Joint Master’s Program “World Politics” in the field of high professional education “International Relations” was established in September 2011 as important milestone in the long-standing cooperation between MGIMO-University and the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Florence.

    The Program offers three tuition free spots both form Russian and Italian side. The duration of the programs is two academic years. The first year both Russian and Italian participants study in Florence and the second year in Moscow.

    Master of Arts in International Affairs – MBA Double Degree Master’s Program with University of Geneva, Switzerland The Double Degree Master’s Program MGIMO-University – University of Geneva was established in 2012, starting in September 2013. The first year of the program takes place at MGIMO-University, where the student have to fulfill a tailor-made curriculum based on the international Master’s Program “Governance and Global Affairs” taught entirely in English. The second year is held at the University of Geneva on the basis of the “International Organizations Master of Business Administration” (10 months + 3 months internship). At the end of the two-year period graduates are awarded two Master’s Degree Diplomas – M.A. in International Affairs from MGIMO and MBA from the University of Geneva.

    Master of Arts in International Affairs Double Degree Master’s Program with LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy

    The Double Master’s Degree Program ushers in a new level of partnership between the two Universities and offers innovative approach to education in the international relations field. In the first year students study at MGIMO University, fulfilling curriculum based on the international Master’s Program “Governance and Global Affairs” taught entirely in English. In the second year they study at the International Relations program offered by LUISS.

    Degrees Awarded:

  • From MGIMO - Master of Arts in International Relations
  • From LUISS - Laurea Magistrale (Master Degree) in Relazioni Internazionali (“International Relations”).

    Core Courses

  • International Relations, World Politics and Political Science
  • Governance
  • Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Law
  • Economics and Management
  • Foreign Language
  • History of International Relations
  • Political System of Contemporary Russia
  • Contemporary International Relations
  • System of Public Management and Municipal Administrations
  • Contemporary Global Problems
  • International Economic Relations
  • International Organizations
  • Strategic Governance
  • Law (Constitutional, Administrative, Civil, Finance, etc.)
  • Macroeconomics and Microeconomics etc.

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