International relations & strategic studies

Master's Program

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About program

The Master program “International Relations and Strategic Studies” in English is a part of field of study “International Relations” taught at Institute of International Relations and World History. The IR&SS is aimed at training specialists and experts in international relations for governmental, international organizations and municipal structures, NGOs, consulting, academia, and the media.

MA in International Relations gives unique opportunity to understand, to interpret and to master global politics and regional studies, to boost up global career perspective, and become a part of the global network of international relations experts.

IR&SS courses are led by highly merited professors, instructors, managers, leading employees of relevant organizations, enterprises and institutions with research and teaching interests in international affairs, international state and human security, international corruption and political economy, foreign policy analysis with a cross-disciplinary approach. MA Program also offers the opportunity to conduct short- and long-term internships.

The program meets high international standards and a diploma is recognized by employers around the world. It makes easier to apply for Doctoral Programs in other Universities.

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Program details

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Program details

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Language of Instruction: English

Entrance Exams: English, Theory of international relations

Tuition fee: 225 000 RUB per year

Duration: 2 years


How to apply
Make sure you match the prerequisites

To apply for the program you should have at least B2 level of English and BA degree or equivalent.

Fill in the online application form

Complete all the fields carefully with the necessary information. Don’t forget to attach a copy of your educational documents, translations (if any*). Our Admissions Team will contact you soon right after you submit the application form.

If there’re no translated and notarized documents, you can do it at the University, during the application procedure
Receive the email from admissions officer

Our Admissions Team will check your documents and inform you about next steps of application procedure.

It’s better if you find out more about visa and recognition of your documents in advance.
Pass the exam

The list of examination questions can be found in Program details

Sign the educational contract and pay the tuition fee

The tuition fee for this MA program is 195 000 RUB (≈ 2 892 USD. Please, note that it may change due to currency rate)

Application deadline
3 April

Please, note that you should submit your application before application deadline. Otherwise you will not have time to obtain visa and undergo the admission procedure at the University.

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Application form
1. General information
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Date of birth
Place of birth

Please provide details of your education - school / college /university.

Provide copies of certificates and transcripts where appropriate.

2. Accommodation
3. Residential information / Visas
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Please indicate the location of the nearest Russian Embassy (Consulate), where you plan to obtain a Russian Visa

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I am aware that in the event of my submitting incomplete or inaccurate information, my application for admission will not be considered, and all the results I have received during my studies will be canceled (in case the applicant was enrolled at UNN).

I have been informed on the regulations of admission to UNN, on the tuition & accommodation fees.

I'm aware that after coming to Russia I must come to the International Students Office on the very first working day after arrival.

I am obliged to timely pay the tuition & accommodation fees.

I have been informed on the obligation to present a state-approved certificate of recognition confirming the correspondence of my foreign document on education to those issued by Russian educational institutions in order to enter UNN for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

I note that if I do not fully comply with these requirements, UNN has the right to cancel my application and I will have no claim against UNN in relation thereto.

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