Master Program / Post-Soviet Public Policy

The «Post-Soviet Public Policy» is the Double Degree Master Program of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) and Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). The program is exercised on the Faculty of Political Science, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia) for the first year and then on the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) for the second year.

Post-Soviet political institutions and processes have certain specifics, creating the need for using suitable and usable methods & tools. By combining different concepts and approaches, MSU professors have created a unique Masters’ Program, aimed not only at the current region’s problems and peculiarities but also on effective analysis of the key features of public policy’s implementation. The skills acquired by students during their classes will allow them to form new paths and ways of political and academic development of the post-Soviet region, ready for contemporary challenges and threats.

The innovative program, designed by the Department of Public Policy of the Faculty of Political Science of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, together with foreign partners, provides an effective synthesis of advanced programs of leading Western universities in the study of public policy and effective skills’ development for applied analysis of Russian and Eurasian political processes.

The training of Masters in the program “Post-Soviet Public Policy” will be conducted in ENGLISH. Lecturers of the Faculty of Political Science of Moscow State University and experts from leading foreign educational institutions are involved.

Program Head

В.И. Якунин

Prof. Vladimir Yakunin
Head of the Department of Public Policy, Faculty of Political Science, Lomonosov MSU



—Applied Political Analytics;
—Assessment of Social and Political Risks of International Business;
—Contemporary Political Management;
—History of Politics;
—Legal Support for Public and Municipal Administration;
—Megatrends and Global Issues;
—Methodology and Practice of Scientific and Pedagogical Activity;
—Methodology of Political Research;
—Modern Political Institutions and Processes: Comparative Analysis;
—Politics and Economics in post-Soviet Countries;
—Public policy Formation in post-Soviet Countries;
—Socio-psychological Aspects of Political Process;
—Strategic Directions and Principles of Russian Policy in the Face of New Challenges;
—International Security Issues in World Politics and in post-Soviet Space.


—Energy and Infrastructure Policy;
—Nationalism in Soviet and Post-Soviet Space;
—Political Islam in Post-Soviet Countries;
—Political Regimes in Central Asia: Post-Soviet Space;
—Social Policy;
—Globalization and Challenges;
—Critical Geopolitics;
—Politics in Eurasian states.


Submission of documents for foreign applicants begins on June 15, 2021, and ends for master programs on July 20, 2021. In 2021, you can apply to Moscow State University remotely via the MSU online platform 

Applicants to the Master’s Program must pass the written exam in political science.


There is a special PolitIQ Scholarship Program that covers 25%, 50%, or 100% of the tuition fee for prospective students. Awarded students receive financial support from PolitIQ during the two years of studies on the Program.

Find out more about Scholarships at the PolitIQ website

Course fees in 2021: 383,500 rubles per academic year (2 semesters) for Russian citizens and 418,470 rubles per academic year for foreigners (2 semesters).

In 2021 TMK Group Company offers 2 scholarships for prospective students to study for a master’s degree in Post-Soviet Public Policy. The Scholarship covers 100% of the tuition fee during two years of study. 

To find out more, click here. 


Phone: +7 (495) 939–33–80


Lomonosov Moscow State University
Faculty of Political Science
Department of Public Policy

Lomonosovsky Prospekt, 27/4
Moscow 119192

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