Politics and Economics in Eurasia

Program Profile

The two-year long Master’s in Political Science (M.P.Sc.) Program at MGIMO University’s 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.

Academic advisors of the program are distinguished MGIMO’ professors Dr. Alexei Bogaturov and Dr. Tatiana Shakleina.

Academic Advisor of the PEE M.P.Sc. Dr.Tatiana Shakleina

THE MGIMO DIFFERENCE

  • M.P.Sc. students benefit from:
  • a small Master Degree program designed within a major Russian international studies oriented university;
  • a diverse 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

Subject

Faculty

ECTS Credits

1 semester

Obligatory

History of politics

T.A. Alekseeva Department of political theory

2

Political Process in Contemporary Russia

Y.I. Vaslavskiy Department of political theory

2

Foreign Language

4

Electives

Strategies of the Future

А.О. Bezrukov, Department of Applied Analysis of International Problems

2

Doing Business in Russia

 D.A. Degteryov, Department of World Economics

2

Modern Economic Strategy of Russia

E.B. Zavialova, Department of Economic Policy and Public-Private Partnership

2

International Migration Management

M.Y. Apanovich Department of Demography and Migration Policy

2

Module of Visiting Professor

Visiting Professor

2

2 semester

Obligatory

Philosophical bases of analytical work

T.A. Alekseeva Department of political theory

4

Political Systems and Political Process in Small and Medium Eurasian Countries

E.V. Koldunova, Department of Oriental Studies
I.V. Kudriashova, Department of Comparative Political Studies

4

Eurasian Transregional System

T.A. Shakleina, Department of Applied Analysis of International Problems

2

Regional Subsystems of IR: Russia, China and East Asia in World Politics

E.V. Koldunova, Department of Oriental Studies, A.D. Voskresenski

4

Economy of the former Soviet Union and countries of Eurasia

E.B. Zavialova, Department of Economic Policy and Public-Private Partnership

4

Foreign Language

5

Electives

Energy Diplomacy

I.V. Bolgova, Department of Applied Analysis of International Problems

2

Media Policy in Digital Era

A.V. Gumensky Department of Public Relations

2

Russia and New Neighbor Countries

A.V. Malgin, Department of International Affairs and Foreign Policy

2

Rhitoric and Public Speach

V.S. Kurmakaeva, Department of English language

2

Legal system of Russia

V.V. Subochev, Department of Constitutional Law

2

Module of Visiting Professor

Invited Professor

2

Master Thesis

Master Thesis’s Preparation

15

2nd year

Course

Lecturer

ECTS Credits

3 semester

Obligatory

Regional Subsystems of IR: Russia, China and East Asia in World Politics

E.V. Koldunova, Department of Oriental Studies, A.D. Voskresenski

4

Political Economics: Private-Public Relations

O.N. Ivanov, Department of Economic Policy and Public-Private Partnership

2

Conflicts on the Belt Frontiers of Russia

Y.A. Nikitina, Department of World Politics

4

Regional Subsystems (West) EU-Russia Relations

M.V. Strezhneva, Department of European Integration

2

Foreign Language

3

Electives

Modern Financial Markets

V.N. Tkachyov, Department of Global Finances, I.B.  Turuev, Department of Banks, Currency and Credits

2

Electronic Government and Electronic Governance

Y.I. Vaslavsky, Department of Political theory

2

Modern Political Atlas

I.Y. Okunev, Department of Comparative Politics

2

Modern Network Diplomacy

V.M. Morozov, Department of Diplomacy

2

Module of Visiting Professor

2

4 semester

Obligatory

Internship

18

Final State Exams + Master Thesis’s Defence

9

Master Thesis’s Preparation

16

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS

APPLICATION DEADLINE

June 15th

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • The completed University application form (online)
  • A CV/Resume that includes professional experience, educational background, and other relevant experience
  • Application essay (motivation letter)
  • Two lettersof 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

  • 7,000 Euro a year

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
The curriculum of the Governance and Global Affairs 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.A. 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.A. academic year they can select additional courses from the courses available to the Russian students of Master’s Program 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.

CONTACTS
Program Coordinator — Ms. Maria Zakharova
Phone: +7 (499) 431 3914
E-mail: m. d. zakharova@my. mgimo. ru

Information for Currently Enrolled Students

Academic Calendar

First year of study at MGIMO University
Fall semester:

  • September 1st — December 31d
  • January 10th — January 25th examination session

Vacations

  • January 26th — February 6th

Spring Semester:

  • February 7th — May 30th
  • June 1st —June 25th examination session

Timetable at Master’s Programs*
1st class: 14:30-15:50
2nd class: 16:00-17:20
3rd class: 17:30-18:50
4th class: 19:00-20:20
*Intensive modules by Visiting Professors can be out of Schedule

ATTENTION! Classes’ attendance is obligatory. Absence from 30 academic hours leads to expulsion.

Types of Courses

  • Obligatory Courses
  • Elective Courses (to be chosen up to September 4).

Final Grading

  • EXAM — held during the examination session
  • ZACHET — held during the last week of study

ECTS Grade

%

A

90-100

B

82-89

C

75-81

D

67-74

E

60-66

Final Mark on ZACHET depends on 3 ratings during the semester

1st Rating

2nd Rating

3rd Rating

R1

R2

RS

Final Grade = (R1+R2+R3)/3
If FG > 70, you receive «PASS» grade automatically