Taught course

Security Studies with MGIMO, Moscow

University of Reading · School of Politics, Economics and International Relations
Double Masters

Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate Honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). If you have other qualifications and a number of years’ relevant work experience then you may also be eligible to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

This Bologna-style two-year Master’s degree is taught entirely in English. You can elect to take a Russian course when in Moscow, which 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 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!

Modules include: International Relations; 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).

Information for international students

Evidence of English Language ability required. Normal requirements are: • an overall score of 7.0 in the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) with no individual element scoring less than 6.0 or • an overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS with no individual element scoring less than 5.5

Qualification and course duration

Double Masters

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Professor Giovanni Razzu
+44 (0) 118 378 8378