Main field of study: International Relations


This master degree program is the balanced combination of university courses covering topical issues of Russia and a curriculum recognized by the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. The program is aimed to train highly qualified professionals for their future work at public service institutions, international organizations and international businesses. It creates a new generation of leaders competent in general topical issues of international relations both in foreign and domestic policy of Russia.


Compulsory courses:

  • Current Issues of the Theory of International Relations
  • International Organizations and Global Government
  • International Security
  • International Political Economy
  • Russia in the World
  • Russia’s Identity


Elective courses:

  • EU Policies in the Post-Soviet Space
  • Public Diplomacy
  • The Energy Dimension of the World Politics
  • Ecological Politics
  • The Arctic Region in the Modern Political System


Internship is available at:

  • Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Mir, TV Company
  • Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS
  • Foreign consulates in St. Petersburg and others
  • Graduates work at:
  • Russia Today, TV Channel
  • Suzuki Company
  • The Hague Chamber of Commerce of Holland
  • Foreign universities, etc.



‘The program provided me with the opportunity to start my career on the Russia Today TV channel.’

Daniela Loga, USA


‘Versatile studying of Russia and the world politics during my studies opened for me an opportunity to get a job in the joint Russian-American oil company National Oilwell Varco.’

Tony Crawford, USA