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Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO)

MGIMO is a prestigious Russian university, specialising in international relations, regional studies, and international law. It is famous for producing political, economic and civic professionals.

Through our unique partnership with MGIMO, we offer opportunities to study in both Russia and the UK at undergraduate and master's level.

Double Degree in Politics and International Relations 

Strengthening the relationship between the two universities, the University of Reading and MGIMO have launched a double degree bachelor programme in Politics and International Relations that will span four years, with students spending the first two years at MGIMO and the final two years at Reading.

Upon completion, students will be awarded two bachelor's degrees. The inaugural cohort of students started in September 2018 at MGIMO, and as of 2020, we will welcome students from MGIMO to our Department.

This Double Degree programme is unique for combining UK and Russian teaching and research perspectives, as well as providing students with the opportunity to access both the UK and Russian job markets at the completion of the programme.

Learn more about the Double Degree programme

Double Master's with MGIMO

As part of the University's strategic partnership with MGIMO, the Department of Politics and International Relations offers a Double Master's in International Security Studies with MGIMO.

This is a full-time, 24-month programme taught entirely in English, where you will spend year two in Moscow. We also welcome students who have started their degree at MGIMO to the University of Reading for their second year.

Learn more about our Double Master's programme with MGIMO

I chose to study the MA International Security Studies programme at Reading because of its connection to the Governance and Global Affairs programme at MGIMO in Moscow. This dual-degree arrangement allowed me to earn two master's degrees in two years. Together, I think these two educational experiences provided a really holistic perspective.

Louis Train

Double Master's in International Security Studies with MGIMO graduate

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