MSU Virtual Open Day
Faculty of Political Science
The Info Session of the Faculty will start on May, 26 at 09:00 p.m. (Moscow time)
Faculty of Political Science trains specialists on the basis of the classical university traditions combining them with modern international expertise and innovative research in the field of practical politics.

Currently, the Faculty of Political Science has seven departments:
  • 1
    Department of history and theory of politics
  • 2
    Department of Russian politics
  • 3
    Department of history of socio-political doctrines
  • 4
    Department of sociology and psychology of politics
  • 5
    Department of comparative politics
  • 6
    Department of state politics
  • 7
    Department of international relations and integration processes
Faculty of Political Science successfully implements the entire range of educational programs:
  • bachelor's, master's,
  • postgraduate and doctoral studies,
  • advanced training,
  • preparatory courses for school students.
Senior students gain practical experience during their work placements and externships in the Presidential Administration, the RF Government, the State Duma, the Council of Federation, the Federal Assembly of RF, regional and local governmental institutions, offices of political parties and non-governmental organizations, information, analytical and PR-departments of leading Russian business corporations, political and consulting agencies, mass media, international organizations.
Bachelor degree programs (in Russian) – 4 years:

Political science

Political management and public relations

Conflict management

Master degree programs (in Russian) – 2 years:

Political science

Russian politics

International relations and foreign policy of modern Russia

Social and political leadership

Electoral systems and processes

Conflict management

Politics of memory

Artificial intelligence and digital technologies in modern politics

Joint MSU-MGIMO double degree master programs (in English) – 2 years:

Global Order: Transformations and Challenges:

Post-Soviet Public Policy:
International applicants have to take the following entrance exams:

For bachelor degree programs:

Russian as a foreign language (oral exam)

History of Russia (oral exam)

For master degree programs:

Political Science (oral/written exam)

  • Bachelor degree programs in 2023-24 RUR 430.580;
  • Master degree programs in 2023-24 RUR 471.700.
PolitIQ Scholarships. The PolitIQ educational project provides annual scholarships for prospective students of the Post-Soviet Public Policy master program. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply for the scholarship. The amount of scholarship is from 50% to 100%. For more information about the conditions of participation in the scholarship program, please follow the link.

Scholarships named after A.S. Panarin. Foundation for Political Science Development announces new scholarship opportunity for MA students studying at the "The Global Order: Transformations and Challenges" master program. The scholarships named after Alexander Sergeevich Panarin can cover up to 100% of tuition. For more information about the conditions of participation in the scholarship program, please follow the link.
1. Ekaterina Bulgakova – Head of the International Branch of the Faculty of Political Science


2. Tamara Bozoyan