Master's Degree in Political Science in Moscow in Russia

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Political Science

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.


Political science provides individuals with an understanding of the executive, legislative, and judicial processes that are used to govern a country or society. Their impact on the economic and social structure is also examined. 

Russia or, also officially known as the Russian Federation, is a country in northern Eurasia. Education in Russia is provided predominantly by the state and is regulated by the Ministry of Education and Science. In Russia, it takes about 70 % of training time for the contact lessons with a teacher, the rest 30 % of the workload are devoted to the independent study of the material.

Moscow city is considered to have the most political influence in Russia. It home to some of the world’s billionaires. Moscow has over 11 million people and a vibrant economy. The city has 60 state universities and a majority of the student major in sciences.

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Master in International Affairs (Dual Degree with the Moscow State University of International Relations)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

Sciences Po and the MGIMO (Moscow State University of International Relations) are both members of the APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) and have been partner institutions for 15 years. [+]

Masters in Political Science in Moscow in Russia. Master in International Affairs (Dual Degree with the Moscow State University of International Relations) Dual Degree - MGIMO in Moscow A high standard program Sciences Po and the MGIMO (Moscow State University of International Relations) are both members of the APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) and have been partner institutions for 15 years. They share the conviction that a sound, multidisciplinary education oriented towards international affairs, offered by both renowned universities, constitutes a major asset for future leaders and experts destined for international careers. Through an agreement established in 2005, Sciences Po and the MGIMO decided to unite their excellent reputations and the quality of their study programs in order to offer selected undergraduate students a double master’s degree. Set in a multicultural environment, this double master’s degree aims to train young professionals to a high level in two years, equipping them with the knowledge and necessary skills to thrive in international environments, the private sector, national and international public institutions and NGOs. Multidisciplinary, this highly selective and demanding program unites international relations and social sciences, and courses at an operational and professional level. Subject to fulfilling all necessary academic and administrative requirements, after two years of study, the Sciences Po-MGIMO dual degree students will obtain a master’s degree from both universities. Program Overview The Sciences Po-MGIMO double master’s degree is a 2-year program. Courses on the dual master’s degree program are multidisciplinary: courses cover fundamental areas such as history, political science, international relations, international law and economics, as well as specific areas linked to the chosen modules. Dual degree students must choose and validate their courses according to the rules and requirements of each partner institution. The awarding of the master’s degrees by each of the two universities is subject to the dual degree students fulfilling the academic requirements for the full two years of the program. The master’s degrees from each university cannot be obtained separately and will not be awarded until the full two years of study have been completed and validated. Year 1 at Sciences Po During the first year of the dual degree at Sciences Po, students join the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). The following master’s programs are offered by PSIA in the dual degree program: Master in International Security Master in International Public Management Master in International Economic Policy Master in Environmental Policy Master in International Development Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action Master in International Energy Year 2 at MGIMO The second year is spent at the MGIMO completing the Master in World Politics. In addition to the core curriculum on Russia, students can choose between the following specialisations: International Security International Energy Policy The program also includes the compulsory preparation and defense of a Master thesis at the end of the program, as well as completing a compulsory internship in the second semester, parallel to courses. Internship Students must complete a compulsory internship as part of the Sciences Po-MGIMO program. Examples of internships completed between 2006 and 2013: BNP Paribas, Moscow, Russia Ministry of Defence, France French and Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Organisation for International Migration, Moscow, Russia United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, Switzerland Institute of Strategic Research, Moscow, Russia Delegation of the European Commission, Moscow, Russia National Assembly of the Russian Federation Unesco Moscow Office, Russia Military mission for the Organization for Sedurity and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna, Austria Deutsche Bank, Moscow, Russia Bouygues International Construction, Moscow, Russia EDF, Moscow, Russia SAFRAN, Moscow, Russia Alfabank, Moscow, Russia Admission to the dual degree Application process Candidates to the dual degree apply through Sciences Po’s website. Online admissions open in October. Applications must be filled in online. Application forms in Russian must be downloaded from the website in PDF format, filled in, scanned and attached to your electronic file. This application is specific to the Dual Degree program and is not transferable to other programs at either institution. Students who wish to be considered for admission to other Sciences Po or MGIMO programs must fulfil all relevant application requirements for those programs. Eligibility The dual degree is open to all candidates worldwide. Applicants do not have to be already enrolled at Sciences Po or MGIMO to apply to the dual degree. Language Requirements At Sciences Po, language requirements differ according to the program you follow. For PSIA master’s programs: English C1. No French required. For the Master in Finance and Strategy: French C1. English B2. At MGIMO, as classes are taught in Russian and English, all students must prove they have an excellent level in both languages. Tuition Fees and Financial Aid Students must pay the tuition fees applicable in their host institution (Sciences Po for Year 1 and MGIMO for Year 2). For the dual degree Sciences Po-MGIMO, the tuition fees are determined in agreement with both institutions and are set at 6850€ per year for each of the two years of study (academic year 2014-2015). This is a dual degree with the Moscow State University of International Relations. [-]

Master in Politics. Economics. Philosophy.

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

An opportunity to master economics and political science while developing your philosophical outlook and critical thinking skills [+]

Important breakthroughs in social sciences and the humanities are often achieved at interdisciplinary crossings, and this PPE-style programme deepens students’ knowledge and understanding of political science, economics, and philosophy.

A widening network of the programmes developing the pattern and purpose of Oxford PPEs "Philosophy, Politics and Economics", or alternatively "Politics, Economics and Philosophy" is an educational response to such social demand.

Students come from diverse academic backgrounds, ranging from mathematics to the social sciences. During the programme, they broaden their philosophical outlooks and develop strong critical thinking and social communication skills through courses that emphasize theory, methodology, and analysis.... [-]

Master in Comparative Social Research

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

Research-intensive training for ambitious students seeking careers as sociologists in academia and at research institutions [+]

This programme is designed for ambitious students who wish to build careers as sociologists in academia and at research institutions.

Students spend the first semester in Moscow and the second semester in St. Petersburg, learning how to write scientific articles based on the analysis of empirical data and how to publish in international peer-reviewed journals. During the second year, students spend one semester doing a research internship, and the final semester working under the supervision of a researcher affiliated with a HSE research lab.

One of the key advantages of this programme is its combination of fundamental theoretical training with education in methods of sociological research at an advanced levels. In courses, students learn how to apply theoretical concepts to analyze various sociological cases and problems, from societal evolution and explanation models to the conceptualization of problems of ideology, power, social policy, and gender. The programme is led by professors who are researcher-lecturers, possessing expertise in theoretical perspectives and in research and practical application.... [-]

Master in Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

Training young researchers of the politics, economics, sociology, culture, religions, and linguistics of Asian countries and peoples. [+]

This programme trains young scholars to conduct interdisciplinary research into the politics, economics, cultures, ethnicities, religions, and linguistics of Asia. It teaches not only the next generation of Asian Studies researchers, but also prepares students for professional careers involving Asia.

Using proper methods for carrying out research and analysis, students study the socio-economic, political, and culture-historic processes that shape countries in Asia. Special emphasis is placed on transnational relationships, interactions between Asia and the West, and the processes of globalization and social modernization.

Graduates enter doctoral programmes or begin their careers working for government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and international companies. As Asia’s role on the global stage grows, regional experts are in even greater demand across all international-related professions.... [-]

Master in Political Analysis and Public Policy

Higher School of Economics
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

The first of its kind in Russia, this programme trains future policy leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. [+]

The first of its kind in Russia, this programme trains future policy leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Students learn how to articulate issues of public concern, analyze policies, influence public decision-making, and evaluate the effects of policy choices.

A special concentration, Human Rights and Democratic Governance, is also offered. This focus provides students with deep theoretical knowledge, strong analytical skills, and practical experience (through internships) in human rights research, monitoring, advocacy, and litigation. A double-degree track with University of Bologna is also offered.

The programme works with a large number of Russian and international think tanks and non-government organizations. Experts from these institutions give guest lectures and are approachable to students, providing a starting professional network for students that could be invaluable in the early stages of their careers.... [-]