2 March 2017

Curriculum

TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
240 credits (over 4 years, 30 credits per semester)

CORE SUBJECTS: 200+ credits over 4 years
International Relations and Political Science: 39 credits
Governance and Management: 21 credits
Social Sciences and Humanities: 14 credits
Law: 16 credits
Economics: 19 credits
Foreign Language: 92 credits (*)

ELECTIVE COURSES: 12 credits

RESEARCH: 16 credits (including undergraduate thesis preparation)

INTERNSHIP: 5 credits
(*) Language Training includes two foreign languages:

  1. For non-Russian-speaking students: a) Russian, b) French, German or Spanish (availability depends on the year of application); Major in Russian
  2. For students with a good command of the Russian language: a) Advanced English as a Foreign Language and language of instruction; b) French or Spanish (availability depends on the year of application). Major in a language other than English or Russian.

ASSESSMENT
Final University Examination (Finals) taken by students at the end of the 4th year: 6 credits
Interdisciplinary Examination: 2 credits
Foreign Language: 2 credits
Undergraduate Thesis: 2 credits

CURRICULUM STRUCTURE

1st Year

1st Foreign Language (Russian / Arabic / French / Spanish / German)
Advanced Course of English
Comparative Constitutional Law
Economic Theory (Microeconomics / Macroeconomics)
Introduction to International Affairs and Governance
Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to Marketing
Mathematics for International Relations Specialists
Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
Philosophy
Physical Training
Practical Aspects of Negotiation and Consulting
Russian History
Russian language: speech etiquette
Sociology
Statistics
Theory of International Relations
World History

2nd Year

1st Foreign Language (Russian / Arabic / French / Spanish / German)
2nd Foreign language (Russian / French / Spanish / German)
Advanced Course of English
Academic Writing
Applied Statistics and Introduction to Econometrics
Comparative Civil Law
Contemporary Russian Politics
Global Economic and Social Development
Global Politics of Energy
History of International Relations
History, Theory, and Practice of Diplomacy
Introduction to Accounting
Introduction to Political Science
Migration
Nationalism and Nation-Building
Origins of Norms in International Politics and Law
Physical Training
Russian Economy
World Economy

3rd Year

1st Foreign Language (Russian / Arabic / French / Spanish / German)
2nd Foreign language (Russian / French / Spanish / German)
Academic Writing (in Russian)
Area Studies: Europe and Asia
Company Law
Comparative Politics
Contemporary Global Issues
Contemporary International Relations (1991-2017)
General Management
Human Resource Management
International Economic Relations
International Finance
Introduction to International Security
Poltical and Legal Theory
Politics and Security in Post-Soviet Eurasia
PR Strategies
Russia-EU relations
Russian Foreign Policy
Russian language: speech etiquette
State and Business Protocol and Etiquette
Strategic Thinking and Forecasting

4th Year

1st Foreign Language (Russian / Arabic / French / Spanish / German)
2nd Foreign language (Russian / French / Spanish / German)
Advanced Cases in International Law
Armed Conflicts in the 21st Century
Corporate Governance
Critical Geopolitics
Economics of Politics and International Relations
Financial Law
Human Rights
ICT and Cybersecurity
International Law
International Organizations
Internship
Negotiation
Public-Private Partnerships
Russia in Global Politics
Russian language: speech etiquette
The Role of the Head of State in Foreign Policy (Russian case)
Undergraduate Thesis