We are happy to announce you can now apply for the English-taught MA Programme “Post-Soviet Public Policy” at Lomonosov Moscow State University! Admission requirements Programme Curriculum Our professors 7 reasons to study with us Core Modules: Power Networks and political institutions in Post-Soviet States Different Norms and Realities: Post-Soviet and Western Values The Soviet Civilization […]


The new English-language master’s program PolitIQ led by Columbia University professor Robert Legvold is devoted to the countries of the post-Soviet space. In this regard, we have made for you an informative overview of the basic information about the countries of the Near Abroad, which every educated student should know, much less a political science […]

The new MSU Master in Public Policy on Post-Soviet Space is a two-year degree designed to prepare future professionals in all dimensions of public affairs for a great diversity of careers worldwide. The Programme starts in 2018. Thinking bigger. Going outside the disciplinary boundaries. Observing things and occurring with the unprecedented solutions. Those are just few characteristics of an ideal student for the MA in Public Policy on the Post-Soviet […]

Money matters and we realize it The tuition costs of studying at Lomonosov MSU 350, 000 rubles, which is approximately 5, 000 euro per year. All the applicants will be considered for scholarships, which fully or partly cover the tuition fee. Please note, that the admission and scholarship decisions are made on a rolling basis.   If […]

You can watch some of our lectures here. OUR ACADEMIC SUPERVISOR ROBERT LEGVOLD Prof. Robert Legvold is the academic supervisor of our Masters Programme. In 1986 to 1992 Prof. Legvold served as Director of The Harriman Institute, Columbia University. Prior to coming to Columbia in 1984, he served for six years as Senior Fellow and […]

About the Programme About Moscow About Lomonosov MSU   About the Programme The issues of public policy-making are of vital importance. The complexity of ongoing political processes, permanently changing sociopolitical environment and politicization of public issues – all these calls for political experts who are able to face current and new challenges. Situated in the capital of Russia, Moscow State University (MSU) is to be a powerful […]

Admission Requirements Admission to the Master’s Programme “Post-Soviet Public Policy” is a three-step process: satisfying requirements (submitting the Application form), selection (distance interview) and an MSU test. We accept applications and hold interviews year round, whereas the test is set in summer. General Requirements: all applicants must submit their previous diploma, transcripts, 2 letters of […]

The admission procedure is a two-round process. Firstly, all the candidates have to complete the application form on https://mastersprogram.politiq.ru/application/. The application package includes the following documents: completed application form; academic transcripts; CV (max. of two pages); Motivation letter (max. of 750 words); English proficiency certificate (optional); Please, note that the admission committee will not consider your […]