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Post-Soviet Public Policy

Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU)

24 months
6612 USD/year
6612 USD/year
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Joint MGU & MGIMO MA in Post-Soviet Public Policy at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) is an English-taught Dual Degree, taking place at the two leading Russian universities. It is designed by an international board of professors to train future policy-makers and experts, who understand the complex nature of social, political and economic processes in the Post-Soviet region. 


MA in Post-Soviet Public Policy is the first Dual Degree between Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) and Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). The program is fully-taught in English and dedicated to build a strong community of international experts in public policy and political processes, taking place in Post-Soviet region.

Key facts:

  • MGU and MGIMO create a unique and powerful alliance. While MGU is widely known as the first Russian university, having more than 40 faculties and providing a profound interdisciplinary education for its students, MGIMO is recognised as one of the World`s best universities, focusing on international relations and diplomacy.
  • the program is taught by an international board of professors, coming from the leading universities in Europe, USA, China and Russia! During the last two years, the program hosted workshops and lectures with prof. Alena Ledeneva (UCL), prof. Julie Newton (Oxford University), prof. Alexander Cooley (Columbia University) and many other outstanding professors!
  • the curriculum of the program was elaborated by a team of experts from World`s leading universities. An academic advisor of our program is prof. Robert Legvold (Columbia University), who largely contributed to the high academic quality of the program.
  • diversity matters. At the moment, students on our program represent such countries as China, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Turkey, Russia, Macedonia, Italy, the USA!
  • each year the program provides a limited number of scholarships to outstanding applicants. Scholarships cover either 100% or 50% of the tuition fee.

Programme Structure

Fundamental courses:

  • Philosophy;
  • Foreign language;
  • Applied Political Analysis;
  • Comparative analysis of political processes and institutes;
  • Methodology of Political Science Research;
  • History of Politics;
  • Social and Psychological Aspects of Political Process;
  • Megatrends and Global Issues.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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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.

Other requirements

General requirements

You will need the scanned copies of:

  • A Diploma or any document proving your student status by the time of applying;
  •  Transcripts;
  •  CV (pdf);
  •  Motivation letter (pdf).

If successful during the first step, we will ask you to attend an online-interview. The interview is our tool to learn more about your plans and motivation to make the right decision and support you on your way.

English is a required prerequisite unless it is not an official language of your country.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6612 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6612 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6612 USD per year during 24 months.
  • 418, 470 rubles

Living costs for Moscow

41640 - 81437 RUB /month
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