Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: English, Russian


Main academic courses

  • Customs Payments
  • Administrative Liability for Customs Violations
  • Legal Regulation of Foreign Trade Activities
  • The WTO in the System of International Economic Organisations
  • International Trade in Services within the WTO and EurAsEC
  • Regional Integration and Regional Trade Agreements
  • Technical Barriers to Trade and Environmental Protection in Foreign Trade Activities
  • Protection of Intellectual Property in the WTO
  • International Law of Foreign Investment
  • Regulation and Control of Customs Value in the EurAsEC
  • International Tax Law (in English)
  • Agriculture in the Law of the WTO and EurAsEC
  • Legal Aspects of Subsidisation in the WTO and EurAsEC Agreements
  • Anti-dumping Investigations
  • Dispute Settlement Systems in the World Trade Organization and the Eurasian Economic Union
  • International Law of Foreign Investment
  • International Protection of Intellectual Property


Our advantages

  • The master's programme ‘International Trade and Customs Lawyer’ is unique in the modern educational space and provides an opportunity to acquire professional competencies of legal support for international trade activities in accordance with the rules of the World Trade Organization and the law of the Eurasian Economic Union.
  • The programme is unique in its comprehensive (interdisciplinary) approach to its content. The training is provided by highly qualified lecturers and authors of textbooks in the disciplines of the programme, who have ample practical and consulting experience. This creates the conditions for acquiring in-depth theoretical knowledge and mastering practical skills necessary for the professional activities of an international trade and customs lawyer.

International relations

  • The University of Passau (Germany)
  • Universität Hamburg (Germany)
  • Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
  • Vilnius University (Lithuania)
  • Charles University (the Czech Republic)
  • The University of Belgrade (Serbia)
  • The Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus
  • Peking University (China)
  • Hanoi Law University (Vietnam)

There is an agreement with the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China on student exchange programmes. Students can also do internships in foreign universities as part of interstate agreements of the Russian Federation.

Main areas of research

  • International law of foreign investment
  • Customs value control
  • Embargoes and restrictions in international trade
  • Protecting the interests of business entities in the Eurasian Economic Union
  • The Eurasian Economic Union dispute settlement system
  • Regional integration: comparative legal research
  • Application of restrictions in mutual trade in goods within the EAEU
  • Correlation of supranational and national law: general principles, conflict resolution in judicial practice

Career opportunities


  • Work in: federal agencies directly involved in international negotiations in the field of international trade; and federal agencies exercising control over customs regulation
  • Representation in economic disputes in national and supranational courts
  • Justice in economic disputes and disputes related to challenging administrative decisions in the field of international trade and customs regulation
  • Work as a legal adviser (lawyer) in commercial and non-profit organisations of all forms of legal entities
  • Work in: organisations providing consulting support for entrepreneurial activities; government agencies; and municipalities.

Graduates of the programme are capable of: applying their knowledge and skills in practical activities; providing advice; and representing the interests of participants in arbitration and administrative proceedings in cases related to the application of the administrative and customs legislation of the Russian Federation and in disputes related to the application of the rules of the EAEU and the WTO.


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