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The purpose of the Advanced Computing and Networks program from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) is to prepare masters of science who specialize in the intersection of computer networks, design of complex distributed systems, data processing and analysis, and machine learning. 


Key Features

This Advanced Computing and Networks program from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) is implemented jointly with the Skolkovo Institute of science and technology (Skoltech). The program is implemented in English.

Lectures, seminars and laboratory work are conducted in accordance with the schedule approved before the beginning of the semester at Lomonosov MSU and Skoltech. Upon completion of training, students pass the final state exam and defend master of science disssertation in English. Students enrolled in the joint program receive diplomas from Lomonosov MSU and Skoltech upon completion.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Networking and Telecommunications
  • Applied Statistical Methods
  • Real-time computer systems: architecture, approaches to design and analysis
  • Distributed Algorithms: Principles of Design and Application
  • Mathematical Foundations of Software Verification
  • Software Defined Networks Fundamentals

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

Entrance examination:

  • written exam in applied mathematics and computer science (100 points);
  • Testing that includes the following sections:
English TOEFL ITP, interview and E&I Challenge.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Moscow

41640 - 81437 RUB /month
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