Multilateral Diplomacy

The M.A. program Multilateral Diplomacy aims to support states and international organizations by preparing top-notch professionals who understand multilateral processes and UN intergovernmental machineries. Students learn about protocol and etiquette, bilateral and multilateral negotiations, conflict resolution, economic diplomacy, international events management, public diplomacy and other related topics. The program aims at building capacities and developing skills such as negotiation techniques, public speaking, leadership and report writing.

2 Academic Years, 120 ECTS Credits

The course is taught in English language. Tuition fee: 18000 euro per 2 years.

The program combines obligatory and elective courses, which allows you to tailor your studies to your personal interests.

Your work is divided among lectures, seminars and workshops based on field research, participation by visiting experts, and group reports.

Basic course

  • Megatrends and Global Issues;
  • Foreign-policy strategy of Modern Russia
  • Historical Foundations of the Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation;
  • International Situation Analysis;
  • Global Governance and International Institutions;
  • Global Security and Modern International Conflicts;
  • Modern Network Diplomacy
  • Strategic Intelligence;
  • Annual module by UNITAR professors;
  • Foreign language;

The program comprises a compulsory twelve-week internship period during the fourth semester. Internship helps considerably to broaden the range of contacts and find employment upon graduation. Students take internship in such organizations of UNITAR of UN:

  • The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) — Genève, Switzerland
  • United Nations Development Program (UNDP) — New-York, USA
  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) — Genève, Switzerland
  • Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) — Genève, Switzerland
  • United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) — Genève, Switzerland
  • International Trade Centre (ITC) — Genève, Switzerland
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) — Rome, Italy
  • UNESC) — Paris, France
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) — Vienna, Austria
  • nited Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) — Vienna, Austria
  • International Court of Justice (ICJ) — Hague, Netherlands

Program graduates perform high standard of knowledge of foreign languages, international affairs, diplomacy and negotiations process, have intercultural and business communication skills.


  • Candidates should initially apply for a double degree or single MGIMO degree and indicate their preference in the application forms.
  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent, relevant to the chosen field of study.
  • All courses are taught in English.
  • There is no Russian language requirement to be admitted to the program, but you will have the opportunity to become proficient in Russian during your studies here (intensive in-class training of 10 hours per week).
  • If you have an advanced level of Russian, you will be able to sign up for courses in Russian offered to students of International Relations programs.

Application deadline: June 15th


  • completed University application form
  • online application
  • CV/resume with professional experience, educational background, and other relevant experience to be stated
  • application motivation letter
  • two letters of recommendation (professional/academic)
  • copy of official transcript from each school, college and university attended
  • copy of language certificates (for non-native English speakers): IELTS (6,5), TOEFL, CAE, CPE
  • passport copy
  • apostilled diploma (to be presented before December, 1st of the 1st academic year)