41.04.05 International Relations

Major: Global Politics and International Cooperation
Level: Master’s degree programme
Duration: 2 years and 3 months
Credits: 120 ECTS
Degree certificate: Diploma
Mode of study: Full time, part time
Language of study: English
Intakes: September
Designed for careers in International Organizations, Diplomatic Services, Governmental / Non-Governmental Institutions, and Private Sector.
The Master of International Relations responds to the growing demand to train young professionals for careers in international organizations, diplomatic services, governmental institutions, non-governmental organizations, as well as private companies and corporations.
With a Master in International Relations, you can be a professional addressing a number of important issues such as relationships between countries, globalization, international law, cultural studies, economic development, human rights, and many others.
Key Benefits:
— an English taught programme
— practice-oriented and project-based approach;
— offers multicultural environment
The programme provides
• in-depth language training;
• academic writing as a form of communication with the international community of experts;
• understanding of global factors that influence contemporary international relations
• knowledge and skills to analyze international issues;
• insight into global cultures and international trends
• complex evaluation and prognosis of the dynamics of international socio-political and economic processes at all levels of international politics;
• ability to complete a critical analysis of complex situations based on a systemic approach, and to develop a strategy and plan of action for complex actions;
• ability to evaluate, model, and predict global, regional, national, and local sociopolitical, socioeconomic, and cultural processes based on the implementation of methods of applied and theoretical analysis.
Fundamental courses:
— World Order and Global Governance
— Leading World Powers and Regional Subsystems in the Modern World
— Megatrends and Global Issues
— Implementation of the International Law
— Economic Diplomacy and Security
— Major issues in international conflict management
— Political Risk Assessment and International Security
— Evolution of International Political Processes
— Russia in the world: History and Modernity
— Public diplomacy as a tool of foreign policy
— International Project Management
— Russian for Professional Communications in International Relations
The fields of professional activity for graduates include: international political, economic, scientific, humanitarian relations; regulation of global political, economic, environmental, cultural, and other processes; international relations in the field of culture, science and education; cross-border relations of Russian regions; higher education in the field of international relations.
The objects of professional activity for graduates are:
• government departments, federal and regional government bodies and administrations;
• international organizations;
• Russian and foreign business structures, non-profit and public organizations supporting international relations or dealing with international issues;
• educational organizations of higher education with international issues, international academic and research organizations.