The Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages
Moscow State Linguistic University


Specialisation: Modern Trends in International Relations & Russia's National Security

Study Mode: Full time

Duration: 2 academic years (120 ECTS)

Programme Overview

The MA program enables participants to develop an in-depth understanding of emerging trends in international relations and Russia's national security strategy.

The program has been designed to meet the demand of public authorities, domestic businesses and public organizations for professionals in the field of international relations, assessment, analysis and modelling of global, macro-regional, national, regional, local political, cultural, socio-economic and socio-political processes in the modern world.

What You Will Study

Core subjects

· Russia's modern foreign policy strategy and international conflicts

· Strategic stability in the modern system of international relations

· The foreign policy process and the formation of Russia's foreign policy

· National interests and national security

· The modern geopolitical process and problems of international security

· Megatrends and global problems

· FL1 in the field of professional communication

· FL2 in the field of professional communication


· Situational negotiation diplomacy

· Negotiating

· Regional subsystems of international relations in the XXI century

· Transformation of international relations in the era of globalization

· Political problems of the international system

· Public diplomacy

· Challenges and threats in international politics

· "Hybrid wars" as a new type of threat to international security

· History of German foreign policy

· Modern processes in Latin America


This degree equips graduates for careers

· in socio-political, socio-cultural and economic sectors in Russia and abroad

· in the structures of state power and management (federal, regional and municipal levels), domestic and international non-profit organizations, the media, the diplomatic service

· in studies and promotion of domestic political culture and the national interests of the Russian Federation in the domestic and foreign expert community, preparation and implementation of projects on the formation of socio-political sentiments favorable to Russia

In the economic aspect - organization of events for the interaction of government and business, drafting agreements, contracts, programs for representatives of domestic and international business