International Programs
MGIMO University

International
Perspective
and Academic
Excellence

Basic Course Structure 

TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
240 credits (over 4 years, 30 credits per semester)


CORE SUBJECTS: 200+ credits over 4 years
International Relations, World Politics and Political Science: 39 credits
Governance and Management: 21 credits
Social Sciences and Humanities: 14 credits
Law: 16 credits
Economics: 19 credits
Foreign Language: 92 credits (*)


ELECTIVE COURSES: 12 credits


RESEARCH: 16 credits (including undergraduate thesis preparation)


INTERNSHIP: 5 credits
(*) Language Training includes two foreign languages:

  1. For non-Russian-speaking students: a) Russian, b) French, German or Spanish (availability depends on the year of application); Major in Russian
  2. For students with a good command of Russian language: a) Advanced English as a Foreign Language and language of instruction; b) French or Spanish (availability depends on the year of application). Major in a language other than English or Russian.

 

ASSESSMENT
Final University Examinations (Finals) taken by students at the end of the 4th year: 6 credits
Interdisciplinary Examination: 2 credits
Foreign Language: 2 credits
Undergraduate Thesis: 2 credits

 


MGIMO 2012 graduates

Basic Course Structure

1styear

Subject

Faculty

ECTS credits

Introduction into International Affairs and Strategic Governance

Associate Professor Artiom Malgin,

Associate Professor Yulia Nikitina,

Lecturer Victoria Fradkova

2

General Management and Governance

Senior Lecturer Natalia Efimova

2

Economics

Associate Professor Mikhail Stolbov,

Professor Irina Strelets, Professor Marina Safronchouk

4

Comparative Constitutional Law

Dr. Elena A. Kremyanskaya

4

Sociology

Professor Sergey Kravchenko

2

World History

Associate Professor Andrey Iserov

4

History of Russia

Lecturer Maria Pavlova

4

Philosophy

Associate Professor Nikolay Biryukov

4

Russian, First Foreign Language

 

12

Advanced Course of English, First Foreign Language

 

4

Second Foreign Language (French, German or Spanish)

 

12

Political Science

Professor Oxana Gaman-Golutvina,

Professor Irina Busygina,

Professor Olga Malinova,

Associate Professor Irina Kudryashova,

Associate Professor Elena Meleshkina,

Associate Professor Oxana Kharitonova

2

Theory of International Relations

Dr. Alexandra Khudaykulova

2

Basics of Marketing

Associate Professor Olga Khotyasheva,

Associate Professor Aleksey Svishev

2

Business and Personal Communication

Lecturer Sergey Krechetov

2

Quantitative Methods in Economics

Associate Professor Nikita Artamonov

2

Physical Training

Associate Professor Aleksey Andreev

0

Statistics

Professor Marina Simonova

2

IT and Internet Communications in Governance

Lecturer Anton Ageychev,

Lecturer Stanislav Apetyan

2

Russian Language: Speech Etiquette

Dr. Nina Afanasyeva

4

Basics of World Economic and Social Development

 

1

 

2nd year

Subject

Faculty

ECTS credits

Political System of Contemporary Russia

 

4

History of International Relations (Peace of Westphalia - WW1; WW1 - WW2; 1945-1991; 1991 - present)

 

4

Political Science

 

2

Game-Theoretical Analysis of International Processes

 

2

Russian Economy

 

2

Administrative Law

 

2

Psychology (workshops)

 

4

Russian, First Foreign Language

 

12

Advanced Course of English, First Foreign Language

 

4

Second Foreign Language (French, German or Spanish)

 

12

Preparing and Working with Professional Texts in Russian

 

4

Russian Language: Speech Etiquette

 

4

Contemporary International Relations

 

2

History, Theory and Practice of Diplomacy

 

4

Ethnopolitical Problems of Russia

 

2

System of Public Management and Municipal Administration: A Comparative Analysis

 

2

Sociology of Risk

 

2

World Economy

 

2

Basics of Accounting

 

2

Comparative Civil Law

 

2

Basics of Working with News Sources

 

2


 

3rd year

Subject

Faculty

ECTS credits

Basics of Strategic Thinking and Forecasting of Political Processes

 

2

Contemporary Global Problems

 

3

Comparative Politics

 

2

Resource Factor in World Politics and Economy

 

2

International Economic Relations

 

4

Company Law

 

2

Area Studies: Europe and Asia

 

2

Russian, First Foreign Language

 

12

Advanced Course of English, First Foreign Language

 

4

Second Foreign Language (French, German or Spanish)

 

12

Priorities of Russia's Domestic and Foreign Policies

 

2

International Security

 

2

International Organizations

 

2

HR Management

 

2

Political Theory

 

2

Taxes and Taxation

 

2

International Finance

 

3

Comparative Labour (Employment) Law

 

2

Basics of Protocol

 

2

PR Strategies

 

2

Russian language: Speech Etiquette

 

4

 

4th year

Subject

Faculty

ECTS credits

International Organizations

 

2

Decision-Making in Management

 

2

Conflict Management and Resolution (workshops)

 

2

Theory and Practice of Negotiating

 

2

Strategic Governance

 

3

Economic and Financial Analysis

 

2

International Law

 

2

Russian, Second Foreign Language

 

10

Advanced Course of English, Second Foreign Language

 

4

Second Foreign Language (French, German or Spanish)

 

10

Russia in Global Politics

 

2

Scenarios and Perspectives of Global Interaction

 

2

Innovation Management

 

2

Basics of Audit

 

2

Finance Law

 

2

Russian language: Speech Etiquette

 

4

Public-Private Partnership

 

2

Geopolitics

 

2

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