MGIMO University & University of Cagliary
Dual degree master programs
EXTERNAL RELATIONS OF REGIONS
The focus of the program is unique competences in administration of external relations of regions at national and international levels. The program places specific emphasis on recent developments in current social and humanitarian issues.
Core courses 1st year —
- Contemporary China
- International politics of Asia
- European integration
- Law of international organization
- Contemporary Africa
- Economics of globalization
Core courses 2nd year —
- Methodology of international political research
- Megatrends and global challenges
- World order and instruments of global regulation
- Regional subsystems of international relations
- Modern terrorism and conflicts in global politics
- Humanitarian sphere in world politics: interaction of state and non-state actors
- Humanitarian aspects of international business
- The Political Economy of the Information Society
- Motivation letter
- 2 reference letters
- Bachelor transcript / copy of diploma
- IELTS / TOEFL certificate
- 2 photos
Why «EXTERNAL RELATIONS OF REGIONS»?
The program “External Relations of the Regions” (“International Relations”) is a unique Master's program that trains highly qualified specialists to work in the field of international relations on social and humanitarian issues, having knowledge and skills in organizing external relations and external economic activity of national regions. Amid increasing role of national regions and global cities in global politics, there is a growing demand for qualitatively new professionals who can provide effective external activity of state and non-state actors, taking into account new and promising trends of world politics. Given this, the School of Governance and Politics of MGIMO University and University of Cagliary establish the Master's program “External Relations of Regions”.
University of Cagliary
During the first year at the University of Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) students are taught courses in International Relations, Law and Economics, English and Italian as foreign languages.
The second year at MGIMO students get acquainted with general courses in the field of “International Relations” as well as the specialized ones, which allows them to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills in the field of external relations of regions and humanitarian diplomacy.
The 4th term is fully focused on thesis and 3-month internship. Students are free to choose a place for their internship from a list of MGIMO partners as well as to negotiate it with an enterprise of their choice. For committed and skilful students internships often become the starting point of their careers.
MGIMO performs impressively well in connecting graduates with their employers: the University scores 5/5 stars in the QS University Ranking on Employability.
he 4th term is fully focused on thesis and 3-month internship. Students are free to choose a place for their internship from a list of MGIMO partners as well as to negotiate it with an enterprise of their choice. For committed and skillful students internships often become the starting point of their careers.
Program graduates have employment opportunities in private and state companies, international organizations and NGOs, media companies, universities and research centers. MGIMO graduates are in high demand by employers in business and politics.
MGIMO Career Centre provides a wide range of career and recruitment opportunities. Its main goal is to help students and graduates launch their careers in:
- Major Russian and international firms;
- National public/government bodies and agencies;
- International organizations;
- International research centers and think-tanks.
The Career Centre holds up to 40 events annually including MGIMO Career days, professional master-classes, workshops, case-studies and simulations, companies’ presentations, etc. The Career Centre has supported hundreds of students and graduates in finding internships and full-time jobs.
Denis A. Kuznetsov
Lecturer at the Department of World Politics, MGIMO
The establishment of the Master's program “External Relations of the Regions” is a breakthrough decision of the two leading universities: while professional training usually falls behind new markets demands, MGIMO and the University of Cagliari are more than anyone else aware of the real need to respond to new tendencies and, what is more, anticipate them. The program aims to train experts in external relations of the national regions and with in-depth knowledge of the humanitarian problems of world politics.