This Bologna-style two-year Double MA Security Studies with MGIMO, Moscow master’s degree is taught entirely in English.
On this Double MA Security Studies you will spend year two in Moscow, where you can elect to take a Russian course (this can be a beginner's course). The course consists of the larger British-style modules taught over 20 weeks and smaller modules as taught at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO. The subject area covers general topics in the area of international relations and contemporary international affairs, but allows you to specialise in subjects relating to Russia in an international context or else in more general sub-areas such as diplomacy, media or business economics. No knowledge of Russian necessary.
You will have the opportunity to collaborate with academics who have personal experience of public policy, government departments and international organisations (including NATO), or work as advisers to government (including in the UK, the US, France, Italy and Germany).
You will benefit from the high level of our research, which has been recognised worldwide by visiting professorships at leading universities. 80% of our research impact was rated world leading or internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014).
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).
Entry requirements: You are normally required to obtain a good (2:1) second-class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK); however, the Department also invites approaches from other graduates who can demonstrate suitable ability and commitment.
What will you study?
International security studies
(Year 2 at MGIMO) Political process in contemporary Russia
Foundations of Russia’s foreign policy
Russian language module (beginner’s or advanced).
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £7,735 per year
New international students: £16,450 per year
New UK/EU students: £3,870 year one
New international students: £8,225 year one
The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in the 2020/21 academic year. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants. You can find further information on fees and funding, including for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding page.
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
Please contact us for more information about fees.
What career can you have?
Our Double MA Security Studies degree aims to prepare our international and versatile student body both for the application of academic ideas to pressing real-world problems and for further graduate study.
Our graduates have gone into many walks of life, from UK Ambassador, military officer, members of the SAS or intelligence analyst, to banker, political analyst, university lecturer, staff college lecturer, journalist, official in an international organisation, or policeman. Others have gone into industry, teaching, local government administration, work for charitable foundations or parliament. Our courses give both a deep understanding of the specific subject matter and a range of transferable skills that can be utilised in a wide variety of future careers.