International Policies and Global Politics by MGIMO

MA International Policies and Global Politics by MGIMO

Learn to tackle the issues that global leaders face and go deeper in the study of war, peace and state.
The application deadline for this programme is the 17th of August.

Duration: 2 years

Language: English

Location: Marbella (Year 1), Moscow (Year 2)

Programme Title: “MA International Policies and Global Politics”

Degree Awarded: MA International Relations

The International Relations MA has been designed jointly between MGIMO and MIUC to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to critically analyse and interpret the key theoretical debates of post-modern political arena of international relations.

Key Disciplines Covered:

  • International institutions
  • Diplomacy
  • Media and International Policies
  • Environmental Politics
  • Russian Politics
  • Languages (Russian/ Spanish)

One of the strongest points of our programme is the discussion of International Relations approaches within a multicultural classroom environment, given the global background of our students. Indeed, some of these debates are currently reproduced in numerous international organisations and negotiations worldwide. MGIMO-MIUC trains the next generation of policy leaders to tackle the complex issues of a globalising world.

MGIMO-MIUC International Relations Department presents students with a unique blend of theory and practice tailored to a challenging international and multicultural scenario that often changes faster than our capacity to analyse it.

Semester 1, year 1

International Law I

Research Methods

Diplomacy in a Changing World

International Institutions and Policies

Media and International Politics

Economics of Public Policy

Russian (foreign students) / Spanish/French (Russian students)

Semester 2, year 1

Political Psychology

Politics of Human Rights

International Law II

Environmental Politics and diplomacy

EU policies and politics

Russian (foreign students) / Spanish/French (Russian students)

Semester 3, year 2

Modern Economic Strategy of Russia

Doing Business in Russia

Political Process in Contemporary Russia

Russia' Contemporary Foreign Policy

Theory and Mechanisms of State Governance

Thesis preparation

Russian (foreign students) / Spanish/French (Russian students)

Semester 4, year 2

Thesis preparation

Thesis defense

Final Program Exam

Internship+defense of Internship

Upon completion of this International Relations MA, students may pursue a broad range of careers in public and private sectors, international and local non-governmental organisations, think-tanks and institutes as well as in media companies as analysts or reporters on international affairs.

More specific careers include, but are not limited to:

  • Diplomat
  • International/Public Affairs officer
  • Conflict resolution analysts/adviser
  • Political observer
  • Political marketing consultant
  • Lecturer
  • Researcher

Upon signature of the agreement between MIUC and MGIMO, as of February 2017, both institutions agree to follow the entry requirements from MGIMO, which may be summarized as follows

Entry Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree* or equivalent undergraduate degree from a nationally or internationally accredited academic institution.
  • Proof of English proficiency** of candidates who have not previously studied in an English speaking school or country.

The tests and minimum scores we accept are:
- TOEFL iBT 95
- Cambridge Certificate C1
- MIUC English Test - Pass
- MGIMO Language Exam - Pass

Application Supporting Documents:

  • Copy of Passport or ID
  • Passport sized digital photograph
  • Proof of English Proficiency (If you are not from an English speaking country or have not
  • previously studied in English)
  • Bachelor Certificate (Officially translated to English or Spanish)
  • Bachelor Grade Transcripts (Officially translated to English or Spanish)
  • Statement of Purpose (min. 1000 words on why you want to study at MIUC, your expectations and aspirations)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae

* If you have not completed a four year bachelor degree you may be eligible to undertake the final year at MIUC to then enrol in the MA. Contact for more information.

**Pre-sessional English courses are available to those who do not satisfy the English proficiency requirement.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fee includes the following:
1st Fall Semester MIUC: 2nd Spring Semester MIUC: 3rd Fall Semester MGIMO: 4th Spring Semester MGIMO: Two-Year Fee:
Course registrations
Study fees and course materials
Access to NEOLMS Learning
Full access to the Library
Visa and immigration advice and support
24/7 daily student support
Total ammount: 9.950,00 € 9.950,00 € 4.750,00 € 4.750,00 € 29.400,00€
For Former MGIMO Alumni: 7.400,00 € 7.400,00 € 3.750,00 € 3.750,00 € 22.300,00€

* For the annual payments in advance, we provide 5% discount.

All students are required to register for the courses in the first week of the semester.
Simply not attending classes later during the semester does not release you from the financial or academic obligation for courses in which you have previously enrolled. If you wish to drop one or more of your courses, you must officially drop the course(s) by de-registering at the Student Services.


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