Politics and International Relations in Asia and Africa (with Asian/African language tuition)

58.04.01In russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main academic courses
  • Logic and Methodology of Research
  • Concepts of Modern Asian and African Studies
  • Theory, History and Methodology of Political Science
  • Asian and African Countries in World Politics
  • Concepts of Modern Political Science and International Relations Theory
  • Political Anthropology
  • Russia and the Orient at the Turn of the 21st Century
  • English / Spanish / German / French
  • The language block of Asian/African languages
  • Diplomacy of Japan in the 20th – 21st Centuries / Concepts in Modern Society
  • Anthropology of Law / Mass Media of Asian Countries in the World Today / Major World Centres for South-East Asia Regional Studies
  • Foreign Policy of South Caucasian Countries / Foreign Policies of Middle East States / Foreign Policies of East and Southeast Asia
  • Geopolitics and Geostrategy of Asia and Africa / Cultural Heritage and Public Life of East and Southeast Asia / Major European Centres for South-East Asia Regional Studies / Political Philosophy of Post-war Japan / Political Parties and Party Systems in the Near and Middle East / Southeast Asia During the Indochina Wars
Our advantages
  • The master's programme ‘Politics and International Relations in Asia and Africa (with Asian/African language tuition)’ is aimed at: developing in students a holistic understanding of politics and international relations in Asian/African countries; introducing students to the activities of state leaders and political parties; identifying and analysing the challenges of the political development of countries at the present stage; and studying political systems, state systems, and laws of the target language countries. Students also study in depth one or more Asian/African languages.
  • The programme is designed to develop in students a scientific horizon that makes it possible to: perceive and interpret scientific ideas in various fields of humanitarian. research; instil professional skills of scientific inquiries and research; develop the ability to use efficiently the achievements of modern science; work in a research team; and use the knowledge obtained to solve theoretical and applied tasks.
Main areas of research
  • Political development and international relations of Asian/African countries
  • The sphere of interaction with Asian/African countries and peoples
  • Russian, regional and international organisations interacting with Asian/African countries and peoples
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