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MA International Relations



  • Duration: 2 years
  • Language: English
  • Location: Marbella (Year 1), Moscow (Year 2)
  • Programme Title: International Relations (International Policies and Global Politics)
  • Degree Awarded: MA International Relations

Key Disciplines Covered:

  • Major International Relations
  • Electives
  • Languages (Russian / Spanish)

The International Relations MA has been designed jointly between MGIMO and MIUC to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to critically analyze and interpret the key theoretical debates of post-modern political arena of international relations.

One of the strongest points of our programme is the discussion of International Relations approaches within a multicultural classroom environment, given the global background of our students. Indeed, some of these debates are currently reproduced in numerous international organizations and negotiations worldwide. MGIMO-MIUC trains the next generation of policy leaders to tackle the complex issues of a globalizing world.

MGIMO-MIUC International Relations Department presents students with a unique blend of theory and practice tailored to a challenging international and multicultural scenario that often changes faster than our capacity to analyze it.

What You'll Study

Semester 1, year 1
  • International Law I
  • Research Methods
  • Diplomacy in a Changing World
  • International Institutions and Policies
  • Media and International Politics
  • Economics of Public Policy
  • Russian (foreign students) / Spanish/French (Russian students)
Semester 2, year 1
  • Political Psychology
  • Politics of Human Rights
  • International Law II
  • Environmental Politics and diplomacy
  • EU policies and politics/
  • Russian (foreign students) / Spanish/French (Russian students)
Semester 3, year 2
  • Core subjects in major IR
  • Elective subjects
  • Thesis preparation
  • Russian (foreign students) / Spanish / French (Russian students)
Semester 4, year 2
  • Thesis preparation
  • Thesis defense
  • Final Program Exam
  • Internship+defense of Internship

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of this International Relations MA, students may pursue a broad range of careers in public and private sectors, international and local non-governmental organizations, think-tanks and institutes as well as in media companies as analysts or reporters on international affairs.

More specific careers include, but are not limited to:

  • Diplomat
  • International/Public Affairs officer
  • Conflict resolution analysts/adviser
  • Political observer
  • Political marketing consultant
  • Lecturer
  • Researcher

Entry Requirements

Upon signature of the agreement between MIUC and MGIMO, as of February 2017, both institutions agree to follow the entry requirements from MGIMO, which may be summarized as follows

Entry Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree* or equivalent undergraduate degree from a nationally or internationally accredited academic institution.
  • Proof of English proficiency** of candidates who have not previously studied in an English speaking country.

The tests and minimum scores we accept are:

  • IELTS 6,5
  • TOEFL iBT 88
  • Cambridge Certificate C1

Application Supporting Documents:

  • Copy of Passport or ID
  • Passport sized digital photograph
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Bachelor Certificate (Officially translated to English)
  • Bachelor Grade Transcripts (Officially translated to English)
  • Statement of Purpose

* If you have not completed a four year bachelor degree you may be eligible to undertake the final year at MIUC to then enrol in the MA. Contact admissions@miuc.org for more information.

**Pre-sessional English courses are available to those who do not satisfy the English proficiency requirement.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fee includes the following: 1st Fall Semester MIUC: 2nd Spring Semester MIUC: 3rd Fall Semester MGIMO: 4th Spring Semester MGIMO: Yearly Fee:
Course registrations
Study fees and course materials
Access to Blackboard Learning
Full access to the Library
Private Health insurance
Visa and immigration advice and support
24/7 daily student support
Total ammount: 9.950,00 € 9.950,00 € 4.750,00 € 4.750,00 € 29.400,00 €
For MGIMO Students: 7.400,00 € 7.400,00 € 3.750,00 € 3.750,00 € 22.300,00 €

* For the annual payments in advance, we provide 5% discount.
* Apart from the health insurance that we provide for you, you must also submit a travel insurance that is mandatory for the visa procedure.

All students are required to register for the courses in the first week of the semester. Simply not attending classes later during the semester does not release you from the financial or academic obligation for courses in which you have previously enrolled. If you wish to drop one or more of your courses, you must officially drop the course(s) by de-registering at the Student Services.