Programs with Moscow State University

The School of Governance and Politics MGIMO Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia and the Political Science Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University deliver two joint master’s degree programs in English:

  1. “Russian policy studies” program aimed at studying foreign and domestic policy of modern Russia. The program is implemented within the scope of Political Science course. The research adviser on the part of MGIMO is the Head of the Political Theory Department – T.A.Alekseeva, on the part of MSU – A.U.Shutov, the Political Science Faculty Dean.
  2. “Post-soviet public policy” program aimed at studying states of the former Soviet Union and implemented within the scope of Public policy course at MGIMO and within the scope of Political Science course at MSU. The research adviser on the part of MGIMO is the Head of the Comparative Politics Department – O.V.Gaman-Golutvina, on the part of MSU – the Head of Public Policy Department – V.I.Yakunin.

Master’s degree programs focus on effective combination of fundamental humanitarian education and modern practical preparation based on scientific schools recognized by the professional community leaders.

The courses are taught by the leading lecturers from both MGIMO and MSU as well as by world class specialist from foreign universities that allows to focus on specific nature of social and political processes perception in the post-soviet area.

Joint educational programs are delivered in close connection with employers: the respective courses and master classes are taught by distinguished specialists in the sphere of politics and governance that have significant work experience in public agencies, political parties, think-tanks and consulting organizations, mass media. Master’s degree programs provide for the scientific advances research in the sphere of international relations and foreign policy, modern theories and methods of global politics research. Students will gain knowledge of core institutions and principles of international law, global and regional economic trends, role and position of Russia in the global politics. Graduates will obtain MGIMO and MSU degrees along with unique competences that ensures a proactive role in terms of modern world threats. The combination of modern traditions of humanitarian education and practical preparation allows graduates to become highly demanded specialists.

For further information contact Komarov Sergey Sergeevich, the program coordinator, Deputy of the Dean on international cooperation SGP: +7 916 820-45-11,


Coordinator Sergey Komarov
+7 916 820-45-11