MA Politics and Economics in Eurasia

Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO

Program Description

MA Politics and Economics in Eurasia

Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO

Program Profile

The two-year long Master's in Political Science (M.P.Sc.) Program at MGIMO University 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 providing up-to-date, firsthand information about Russia and Eurasia from a Russian view point.

The M.P.Sc. program provides rigorous on-campus training in political science and policy analysis, preparing degree candidates to successful careers and supplying intellectual breadth, organizational skills, and self-confidence necessary to assume leadership positions in an increasingly complex public service environment. Approximately 20 students will be enrolled in the program.

The MGIMO Difference

M.P.Sc. students benefit from:

  • a small Master Degree program designed within a major Russian international studies oriented university;
  • a perse student body and alumni network;
  • close working relationships between world-renowned faculty;
  • an innovative curriculum;
  • an attention to career-building skills in all areas of public affairs

Basic Course Structure

1st year

1 semester

Obligatory

  • Modern concepts of the philosophy of science
  • Political Process in Contemporary Russia
  • Contemporary Foreign Policy of Russia and international conflicts
  • Foreign Language

Electives

  • Rhetoric and Art of reasoning in public speeches
  • Doing Business in Russia
  • Modern Financial Markets
  • Financial markets
  • Legal system of Russia
  • Module of Visiting Professor

2 semester

Obligatory

  • Regional Subsystems (West) EU-Russia Relations
  • Political Systems and Political Process in Small and Medium Eurasian Countries
  • Russia and New Neighbor Countries
  • Foreign Language

Electives

  • Energy Diplomacy
  • International Organisations and Problems of Global Governance
  • Russian and Global Economy
  • Mediapolicy and Power in Digital Epoch
  • Russia People and “Russian Soul”: Myths and Reality
  • Module of Visiting Professor

Master Thesis

  • Master Thesis’s Preparation

2nd year

3 semester

Obligatory

  • Strategies in Innovations: Comparative Analysis
  • Political Economics: Private-Public Relations
  • CIS and Eurasian Economy
  • Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Concepts
  • Computer Technologies

Electives

  • Rhetoric and Art of reasoning in public speeches
  • Doing Business in Russia
  • Modern Financial Markets
  • Financial markets
  • Legal system of Russia
  • Module of Visiting Professor

4 semester

Obligatory

  • Internship
  • Final State Exams
  • Master Thesis’s Preparation
  • Master Thesis’s Defence

Career Opportunities

The curriculum of the Politics and Economics in Eurasia program combine training in analytical methods and practical management skills to ensure that graduates are prepared to understand problems and implement solutions. Students combine these core skills with a focus on a policy area of their choice. Toward the end of their studies students engage in a practice-oriented internship.

Program graduates have employment opportunities in federal, state, and local governments and with private civic groups, interest groups, and political groups. Students who go on to graduate work can expect to find appointments in college teaching. MGIMO graduates are in high demand by employers in business and industry. Internship Program helps considerably in finding employment upon graduation.

  • Politician
  • Diplomat
  • Federal and Regional Government Officer
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Policy Institute Analyst
  • Public Sector Manager
  • Political Consultant
  • Political and Business Information Analyst

Degree Requirements

The M.P.Sc. year begins with an intensive program in politics, international relations, economics, designed to strengthen students' skills. All courses are taught in English. If candidates’ command of Russian is adequate, during the M.P.Sc. academic year they can select additional courses from the courses available to the Russian students of Master Programs in International Relations and Political Science taught in Russian.

Some courses are essentially lecture/discussion; others are seminars in which students present papers for group discussion and workshops based on field research, participation by visiting experts, and group reports.

Admissions Information and Requirements

Application Deadline: June 15th

Required Documents

  • The completed application form
  • A CV/Resume that includes professional experience, educational background, and other relevant experience
  • Application essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Copy of official transcript from each college and graduate school attended
  • Copy of language certificates (for non-native English speakers)
  • Apo stilled Diploma (to be presented before December, 1 of the first academic year)

Tuition Fee

6,500 Euro per year

Contacts

Academic advisor of the program: Dr. Tatiana Shakleina.

Head of the Masters’ Training Department: Mr. Artem Illarionov

  • Phone: +7 (495) 434-10-07; +7 (499) 431-39-14
  • E-mail: a.illarionov@my.mgimo.ru; master@my.mgimo.ru
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 23, 2017
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2 years
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7,500 EUR
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