MA in International Policies and Global Politics


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Program Description

MA International Relations by MGIMO — MIUC


  • Duration: 2 years
  • Language: English
  • Location: Marbella (Year 1), Moscow (Year 2)
  • Programme Title: “International Policies and Global Politics”
  • Degree Awarded: MA International Relations

Key Disciplines Covered

  • International institutions
  • Diplomacy
  • Media and International Policies
  • Environmental Politics
  • Russian Politics
  • Languages (Russian/ Spanish)

The International Relations MA has been designed jointly between MGIMO and MIUC to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to critically analyse and interpret the key theoretical debates of the post-modern political arena of international relations.

One of the strongest points of our programme is the discussion of International Relations approaches within a multicultural classroom environment, given the global background of our students. Indeed, some of these debates are currently reproduced in numerous international organisations and negotiations worldwide. MGIMO-MIUC trains the next generation of policy leaders to tackle the complex issues of a globalising world.

MGIMO-MIUC International Relations Department presents students with a unique blend of theory and practice tailored to a challenging international and multicultural scenario that often changes faster than our capacity to analyse it.

What You'll Study

Semester 1, year 1

  • International Law I
  • Research Methods
  • Diplomacy in a Changing World
  • International Institutions and Policies
  • Media and International Politics
  • Economics of Public Policy
  • Russian (foreign students) / Spanish/French (Russian students)

Semester 2, year 1

  • Political Psychology
  • Politics of Human Rights
  • International Law II
  • Environmental Politics and diplomacy
  • EU policies and politics /
  • Russian (foreign students) / Spanish/French (Russian students)

Semester 3, year 2

  • Modern Economic Strategy of Russia
  • Doing Business in Russia
  • Political Process in Contemporary Russia
  • Russia' Contemporary Foreign Policy
  • Theory and Mechanisms of State Governance
  • Thesis preparation
  • Russian (foreign students) / Spanish/French (Russian students)

Semester 4, year 2

  • Thesis preparation
  • Thesis defence
  • Final Programme Exam
  • Internship+defense of Internship

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of this International Relations MA, students may pursue a broad range of careers in public and private sectors, international and local non-governmental organisations, think-tanks and institutes as well as in media companies as analysts or reporters on international affairs.

More specific careers include, but are not limited to:

  • Diplomat
  • International/Public Affairs officer
  • Conflict resolution analysts/adviser
  • Political observer
  • Political marketing consultant
  • Lecturer
  • Researcher

Entry Requirements

Upon signature of the agreement between MIUC and MGIMO, as of February 2017, both institutions agree to follow the entry requirements from MGIMO, which may be summarized as follows

  • Bachelor's Degree* or equivalent undergraduate degree from a nationally or internationally accredited academic institution.
  • Proof of English proficiency** of candidates who have not previously studied in an English speaking school or country.

The tests and minimum scores we accept are:

  • IELTS 7
  • TOEFL iBT 95
  • Cambridge Certificate C1
  • MIUC English Test - Pass
  • MGIMO Language Exam - Pass

* If you have not completed a four-year bachelor degree you may be eligible to undertake the final year at MIUC to then enrol in the MA. Contact for more information.

**Pre-sessional English courses are available to those who do not satisfy the English proficiency requirement.

Application Supporting Documents:

  • Copy of Passport or ID
  • Passport sized digital photograph
  • Proof of English Proficiency (If you are not from an English speaking country or have not
  • previously studied in English)
  • Bachelor Certificate (Officially translated into English or Spanish)
  • Bachelor Grade Transcripts (Officially translated into English or Spanish)
  • Statement of Purpose (500 words on why you want to study at MIUC, your expectations and aspirations)
Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

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