The Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages
Moscow State Linguistic University


Specialisation: Information Security In International Cooperation

Study Mode: Full time

Duration: 2 academic years (120 ECTS)

Programme Overview

This cutting-edge master's programme aims to provide industry-relevant professional training in Information Security in the context of international cooperation. The programme has a practical focus with the skills you need for your career embedded into the course. It will equip you with the theoretical grounding and hands-on experience demanded by the information-security sector. You will explore key issues relating to the design, analysis and implementation of modern IT security systems, as well as cyber law, incident management, audit, information security risk management and cyber counterintelligence. Knowledge of two foreign languages enables the future cyber security specialist to get an international perspective by exploring cyber security best practices worldwide.

What You Will Study

The programme combines the study of general science with specialist disciplines, providing a comprehensive and deep understanding of information security principles, as well as the practical techniques used in solving security problems.

You will explore key topics in security such as Cyber Security Architecture and Operations, Modern IT Security Systems, Cyber Security Management, Tools and Techniques for Cyber Security, Security Compliance, Emerging Technologies in Cyber Security, Incident management and forensics.


Demand for professionals with the skills to evaluate, design and implement cyber secure systems as well as communicate effectively in both Russian and foreign languages are at an all time high. Once you graduate, you will be able to look for roles with law enforcement, government agencies (Ministry of Emergency Situations, Ministry of Defense, Federal Security Service), commercial IT departments, banks and financial institutions, customs departments, vendors and telecom companies.

Jobs directly related to this degree include:

• SOC engineer

• Security administrator

• Cyber incident responder

• Compliance technical writer

• Cyber security analyst

In Moscow, entry-level salaries for Information Security graduates start at ₽ 60,000.