Global Studies Consortium

Lomosonov Moscow State University : Faculty of Global Studies

Lomosonov Moscow State University

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Established 2005
Key features

1) Interdisciplinary Approach

2) Creativity 

3) Fundamental Scientific Approach 

4) Diversity 

5) Flexibility

Number of faculty: 100
Backgrounds of faculty

The Faculty of Global Studies was created in 2005. The main aim of the faculty is to combine mathematics and international research to understand clearly the cause of the global social and socio-natural processes.  Today Russia is looking for its own way in the global world and is highly interested in analytics with new approaches that can foresee next tendencies in politics, economy and culture.

Today the Faculty takes the 1st place in the Moscow State University  by number of publications per researcher. The Faculty also participates in the publishing  of scientific journals, such as  "Journal of Globalization Studies", that is published in English.

The Faculty of Global Studies is a young, but fast-developing  scientific school. 

The new multi-interdisciplinary scientific direction which is called global studies is developing at the Faculty. Our Faculty is a leader in the research of global processes, problems and systems in Russia, and also one of the world leaders. This explains the traditionally high competition for admission and demand for graduates at the labor market. The research is conducted by leading experts in human sciences, natural sciences and engineering disciplines together with their students, undergraduates and PhD students of the Faculty.

The Faculty successfully combines science and education.


Degrees awarded
  • Bachelor in International Relations
  • Master in International Relations
  • PhD in Politics
Organization of the MA curriculum

Bachelor’s Program is a 4-year program. For taking it you need to have a high-school diploma or an attestation certificate verifying that you completed the secondary-level education. Bachelors are given the opportunity to choose the following directions:

  • Global economics and management;
  • Political management and diplomacy; 
  • International humanitarian cooperation. 

Master’s Program is a 2-year program. For taking it you need to have a diploma of a Bachelor.

At the present moment students can apply to the following Master’s degree programs:

  • Political Global Studies;
  • Economic Global Studies;
  • Global Studies and Tourism.
Academic disciplines in curriculum
  • Russian Language (Introduction course)
  • Public Speaking as a Global Skill
  • International Law in the Global World
  • Global Management
  • Global Management across Global English
  • International Organizations
  • International Business
  • Political Globalistics
  • Russian Foreign Policy
  • International Terrorism
  • International Migration
  • Global Social and Demographic Processes
  • Global Media
  • Image of the Political Leader
  • Global History
  • Philosophy of Globalization
Number of courses: 16

Please note that by the standards of MSU 1 ECTS equals to 36 academic hours. Most courses have around 28-56 academic hours per semester.

Name of the course


Amount of credits


Russian Language (Introduction course)

Ass. Prof. Elena Popova



Public Speaking as a Global Skill

Prof.  Alesya Jioeva



International Law in the Global World

Prof. Alla Mashkova



Global Management

Prof. Vladimir Maslov



Global Management across Global English

Prof. Alesya Jioeva



International Organizations

Prof. Olga Kornienko



International Business

Prof. Luidmila Chihun



Political Globalistics

Prof. Olga Leonova



Russian Foreign Policy

Prof. Yuri Sayamov



International Terrorism

Ass. Prof.
Aleksander Rozanov



International Migration

Ass. Prof.
Ivan Aleshkovskiy



Global Social and Demographic Processes

Prof. Andrey Korotaev



Global Media

Prof. Alla Kiseleva



Image of the Political Leader

Ass. Prof.
Anna Polozova



Global History

Prof. Tatyana Shestova



Philosophy of Globalization

Aleksandr Chumakov


MA graduation requirements


  1. Appropriate level of grades (by the decision of the home university);
  2. English language skills at a level necessary to cope with the study (we don’t require a language test but rely on our partner institutions to evaluate their student's English proficiency);
  3. Basic knowledge in international relations and world economy.
Time to complete MA

To complete the MA - 4 semesters or 2 full academic years. 

To complete internship/exchange program - 1 semester or one full academic year. 


First Semester (September)

Expected date of arrival and dormitory check-in

September 6, 2016

Migration check-in at the Faculty office

Next day after arrival (on Monday if the student arrives on weekend)

Semester starts

September 7, 2016

End of teaching

December 18, 2016

Dormitory check-out date

Late December, 2016


Second Semester (February)

Expected date of arrival and dormitory check-in

February 14, 2017

Migration check-in at the Faculty office

Next day after arrival (on Monday if the student arrives on weekend)

Semester starts

February 15, 2017

End of teaching

May 20, 2017


Dormitory check-out date

Late May, 2017


PhD program

In 2016-2018 the Faculty of Global Studies is providing a PhD Program in "Political Science and Regional Studies " (23.00.04's item "Political Issues of International Relations, Global and Regional Development". 

Academic schedule

The academic year is divided in two semesters. Each semester consists of two terms 9-10 weeks long. In each term there are 6-7 weeks of lectures. Students of the Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs have examinations at the end of each semester.

When students are planning their vacations they must stick to the official holiday periods. The main holiday periods are approximately on 25.01-07.02 and on 25.07-31.08.

Sometimes it’s necessary for the Moscow State University to change dates and schedule of exams or lectures to accommodate certain groups of students for whom the original schedule poses serious problems. However, no changes will be made to the official holiday periods. Students will be informed of any changes through announcements.

The new academic year starts at September 1st. Students are required to be in MSU several days before classes start to be able to settle in the dormitory without hurry and to get acquainted to the University.

Students can enter program in:
  • September
  • February
Practical education is part of the curriculum.

The students have to provide the Faculty with all the needed documents and information by the following dates:

September admission (Fall semester):

  • June 15

February admission (Spring semester):

  • November 15



Institutional Background

The Lomonosov Moscow State University (which we usually refer to by its acronym MSU) was founded in 1775 and is rightly considered to be one of the oldest and most famous universities in Russia. The establishment of the University was possible thanks to the work of the outstanding scholar and lexicographer, the first Russian academician Mikhail Lomonosov (1711-1765). Nowadays Moscow State University consists of 40 faculties. It is a multi-disciplinary and internationally orientated educational organization which aims to provide its students with qualifications enabling them to start a career in a wide range of jobs with international aspects.

Lomonosov Moscow State University is firmly committed to maintaining and developing the international character of its educational programs. It seeks to broaden academic and vocational links with Institutions and organizations through the entire world, through such diverse activities as student and staff exchanges, curriculum development and participation in other educational initiatives. By placing an international dimension at the center of our policy objectives, a learning environment will be fostered to increase and enrich the opportunities available to both students and staff of the Institute, and also to our partner institutions and other organizations.

The mission of MSU is to provide students with the broadest professional, academic and personal experience of the world during their time with us in order to equip them with the necessary tools to be able to operate successfully in the global community dealing with the emerging issues of the 21st century world.

Administrative status

We are committed to the MSU standards and traditions of studying. We educate students to think critically, communicate effectively and succeed professional goals. 

Support for research activities by faculty and students

One of the competitive advantages of the Faculty in the context of global perspectives is international activities including the training of students, PhD students and teachers, academic exchanges, organization and holding of international forums both in Russia and abroad, joint researches andpublication of their results in the leading top-rated journals. The Faculty cooperates with scientific and educational centers from five continents and 65 countries.

Possible variants of funding of research activities are Travel-Grants and RSF's Grants. 

Global Studies Consortium meeting participation:
  • Shanghai 2011
  • Melbourne 2012
  • Moscow 2013
  • Roskilde 2014
  • Cairo 2015
  • Pittsburgh 2016

Contact details

Ilya V. Ilyin

Dean of the Faculty of Global Studies



Ivan A. Aleshkovski

Vice-dean for Academics 


Alexander S. Rozanov

Vice-dean for Foreign Affairs



Tatiana S. Velikaya

Specialist of the international department of the Faculty (Bachelor and Master Program)



Anna R. Orlova

Specialist of the international department of the Faculty (Bachelor and Master Program)



Irina I. Moiseeva

Specialist of the international department of the Faculty (Internships)


Program email address:
Ilya V. Ilyin