Master - Russia in the Asia-Pacific Politics, Economics, Security
FEFU’s MA Program in International Relations, Russia in the Asia-Pacific: Politics, Economics, and Security is taught in English and aimed at both Russian and foreign students. This is a graduate degree program in International Relations. It has a cross-disciplinary curriculum, offering courses in diverse fields, such as Political Science, International Political Economy, Security Studies, Regional Studies, Russian Studies, Law, Languages, and Intercultural Communication.
The MA program is administered by FEFU’s School of Regional and International Studies (SRIS). The School ranks among Russia’s top centers for the study of international relations. SRIS is headed by Vladimir Kuznetsov, the former Governor of Primorsky Territory.
Educational objectives of the program
The MA program has three basic objectives:
- To provide knowledge about the most important processes and trends in contemporary world politics and in key international regions, with a special emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region.
- To provide understanding of Russia’s place and role as a major actor in world politics, paying special attention to its growing political and economic links with the Asia-Pacific.
- To supply knowledge about the Russian Far East and its multi-faceted engagement with the Asia-Pacific
Expected student learning outcomes
- ability for free academic and occupational communication in a foreign language environment;
- knowledge of the contemporary methods of researching international problems and processes that ensure good awareness of the major trends and vectors of the international relations development;
- awareness of the major factors and processes in international security;
- ability for analyzing the process of decision-making in foreign political issues and compiling analytical evaluations of current events, major documents and foreign policy issues;
- ability to execute and organize the work as a part of international organizations, government bodies of the Russian Federation and foreign services of other countries;
- ability to adjust to continuous work in multi-ethnic teams and groups, and to work efficiently in a different ethnic environment;
- knowledge of major research tools and theories of international relations;
- awareness of the major methods of representing the study of international issues to various students and teach the subjects of international relations major in educational institutions;
- ability to evaluate possible influence of regional and national factors on international relations and security in the global context (PS-22 бPS-23);
- awareness of the influence of humanitarian factors on international relations as a whole (PS-24)
Career outcomes (opportunities)
Holders of Master’s degree in International Relations will be able to work in diverse professional areas:
- government service;
- higher education institutions;
- research centers;
Program faculty and their credentials
Most of the faculty in the MA program come from the School of Regional and International Studies. However, the program also features professors from other FEFU’s schools, as well as foreign visiting professors, including world-renowned scholars. The students will also be offered lectures by practitioners from business community, security organizations, and foreign policy establishments.
Last updated March 4, 2016