Louis Train was living and working in Moscow when he decided to pursue postgraduate studies in global governance and security studies.
Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) is the best-known school for international relations in Eastern Europe, so that choice was easy. And it was through MGIMO that he learned about the double master's programme with the University of Reading, and Reading itself.
"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 double master's arrangement allowed me to earn two master's degrees in two years."