The Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages
Moscow State Linguistic University


Specialisation: Political Economy Analysis of the Regions of the World

Study Mode: Full time

Duration: 2 academic years (120 ECTS)

Programme Overview

In the modern world, special attention is paid to regional studies, which is conditioned by the need to study and take into account the territorial characteristics of regions, their natural, material, human and spiritual resources for the formation and implementation of more effective management of this region. The programme aims to provide you with an interdisciplinary and comparative understanding of different regions of the world, focusing on their political and economic landscapes. The course offers an excellent opportunity to explore the broad spectrum of special disiciplines and sub-disciplines. It also covers research methods and skills that are appropriate for the comparative study of areas and regions and provide you with a critical understanding of global processes and systems.

What You Will Study

The course is taught through a combination of practical classes, seminars and lectures.

· Language of international communication (English)

· Language of the region of specialization (English, Spanish, French, German, Persian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, etc.)

· World comprehensive regional studies

· Methodology of political economic analysis of the regions of the world

· Trends in modern socio-economic development

· Processes of political modernization and transformation

· Russia's foreign policy towards the states of the profile region

· Political systems and political cultures in the relevant region

· Political analysis of global and regional processes

· Information support of analytical activities

· Current problems of regional studies

· Ethnopsychology and business etiquette of the peoples of the profile region

· Integration processes and socio-economic development in the region of specialisation

· Security problems and ethnopolitical and interfaith conflicts in the macroregion of specialization

· Economic analysis of regional integration and political markets

· Financial and energy infrastructure of the world economy

· Political regionalism

· Network diplomacy and methods of conducting multilateral international negotiations

· US foreign policy strategy

· European Union in world politics

· World system analysis and forecasting of the development of the world system

· Fundamentals of complex system analysis, mathematical modeling and forecasting of the development of countries of the world

· Islamic world in world politics

· Asia-Pacific region in world politics

· Innovative system and creative potential of the region

· Comparative political science


· Work in large industry companies with an extensive network of international relations

· Employment in representative offices of foreign companies in Russia

· Work in consulting companies and news agencies

· Employment in diplomatic missions of foreign states in Russia

· Expert and analytical activities in various companies

· Work in cultural relations committees

· Employment in chambers of commerce and Industry

· Work in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

· Consulting services in the field of trade, economic, humanitarian and business relations with the countries of the studied region in ministries and departments, public and private companies and organizations

· Research in leading Russian and foreign universities and research centers

· Work in the media related to the regions of specialization

· Publishing

Museums, private collections, libraries