Politics and economics in Eurasia

Application deadline: June 15th

Tuition fee: 7,000 € a year

Program profile

The two-year long English-language Master’s in Political Science Program at MGIMO University is designed to meet the needs of rising leaders in the public service professions, including domestic and international government agencies and non-profit organizations by providing up-to-date, firsthand information about Russia and Eurasia from a Russian view point.

The program provides rigorous on-campus training in political science and policy analysis, preparing degree candidates to successful careers and supplying intellectual breadth, organizational skills, and self-confidence necessary to assume leadership positions in an increasingly complex public service environment.

The program provides a combination of fundamental and applied disciplines. The training concerns the study of the world's political, social and economic processes and courses of development, with integrated knowledge in the area of international political, economic and business processes in Eurasian region.

Approximately 20 students are yearly enrolled in the program. Students benefit from studying in truly international group.

Academic advisor of the program: Dr. Tatiana Shakleina.

Admissions information and requirements

  • Our students come from all over the world and from all kinds of backgrounds.
  • When applying to a Master's Program, applicants must have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent, relevance to the proposed field of study preferred.
  • All courses are taught in English.
  • At least some command of Russian is recommended but not required. Students from countries other than Russia will attend courses in the Russian language — 10 academic hours per week in MGIMO.
  • If candidates’ command of Russian is adequate, during the M.A. academic year they can select additional courses from the courses available to the Russian students of Master’s Program in International Relations and Political Science taught in Russian.
  • The admission to the program is carried on the basis of student’s portfolio that should be sent to the coordinator’s e-mail.

Required document

  • The completed University application form
  • Online application
  • CV/Resume that includes professional experience, educational background, and other relevant experience
  • Application essay (motivation letter)
  • Two letters of recommendation (professional/academic)
  • Copy of official transcript from each college and graduate school attended
  • Copy of language certificates: IELTS, TOEFL, CAE, CPE (for non-native English speakers)
  • Passport copy
  • Apostilled Diploma (to be presented before December, 1 of the first academic year)

Basic course structure

The program combines obligatory and elective courses, which allows you to tailor your studies to your personal interests.
Your work is divided among lectures, seminars and workshops based on field research, participation by visiting experts, and group reports.

Fall semester

  • September 1st  — December 31st
  • January 10th  — January 25th examination session
  • January 26th  — February 6th vacation

Spring Semester

  • February 7th  — May 30th
  • June 1st — June 25th examination session
  • June 26th — August 31st vacation

Timetable at Master’s Programs*


  • 1st class: 14:30-15:50
  • 2nd class: 16:00-17:20
  • 3rd class: 17:30-18:50
  • 4th class: 19:00-20:20

* Intensive modules by Visiting Professors can be out of Schedule

Final Grading

  • EXAM — held during the examination session
  • ZACHET  — held during the last week of study

Classes' attendance is obligatory. Absence from 30 academic hours leads to expulsion.

Total 120 ECTS Credits



ECTS Credits


History of politics T.A. Alekseeva Department of political theory 3
Political Process in Contemporary Russia Y.I. Vaslavskiy Department of political theory 2
Foreign Language 5


Strategic Intelligence А.О. Bezrukov, Department of Applied Analysis of International Problems 2
Modern Economic Strategy of Russia E.B. Zavialova, Department of Economic Policy and Public-Private Partnership 2
International Migration Management M.Y. Apanovich Department of Demography and Migration Policy 2
Doing Business in Russia D.A. Degteryov, Department of World Economics 2
Module of Visiting Professor 2



ECTS Credits


Philosophical bases of analytical work T.A. Alekseeva Department of political theory 4
Political Systems and Political Process in Small and Medium Eurasian Countries I.V. Kudriashova, Department of Comparative Political Studies 4
Eurasian Transregional System T.A. Shakleina, Department of Applied Analysis of International Problems 4
Economy of the former Soviet Union and countries of Eurasia E.B. Zavialova, Department of Economic Policy and Public-Private Partnership 4
Foreign Language 4