Academic training of Masters in Political Science with the specifics of the Russian-German Intercultural Communication opens up the possibility of a wide professional choice - the international departments of government agencies, leading world and Russian media, research and analytical centers, consulting organizations (think tanks), corporate business, whose activity affects the scope of Russian-German relations.
The Master program of "double diploma" - "Public Administration - Political Science" - is biennial and is conducted on the basis of two universities - the Russian Peoples' Friendship University and the University of Potsdam (Germany). Specialization gives an idea about the specifics of public administration in Russia and Germany, forms and mechanisms of control in the Russian Federation and the EU, as well as the peculiarities of Russian-German political and socio-cultural dialogue.
The first year of study takes place in the University of Potsdam (Germany) where the masters receive training in German language. Within the first year Masters study the specifics of the German state system, energy policy and vectors of development of Russian-German relations.
Second year masters joint program is carried out at the Department of Comparative Political Science, Russian University of Peoples' Friendship. Training is conducted in Russian and English languages. Within the last year the work of students in the master is shifted towards research and practice.
The defence of master's theses takes place on the site of the Russian Peoples' Friendship University with the participation of professors from the University of Potsdam. Within the framework of the defence the graduates have the opportunity to prepare a dissertation in German and Russian languages. Presentation of the qualification study is carried out in Russian and German.
"German and Russian political management system in comparison", "Bureaucracy and Politics: The Evolution of the administration", "Organizational changes in terms of new institutionalism," "Between the transformation and Europeanization: public administration in the new EU member states", "The Evolution of Local government: administrative analysis", "Political management in the European Union and the practice of decision-making in the European Union", "The role of the energy factor in politics", "Human capital management", "Modeling and political conflict management", "Management of ethnic and religious conflicts", "Administrative and political management (Public Administration) in Russia” and others.
Discussions on the most current issues of Russian and world politics, master classes by leading Russian and foreign political scientists, participation in the most prestigious scientific events in Russia, as well as preparing their own events (from the format of "round tables" to international political science conferences) – all these generate interest in the Masters program to deep immersion in the profession, creating all the necessary skills and competence.
Due to the high demand for political scientists with knowledge of the German language, Masters program have the unique opportunity of a wide choice of structures and organizations for practical training. The most popular choice within the organization practices are public institutions, which are involved in the development and maintenance of Russian-German relations. Masters are also showing interest in participating in the business projects of major consulting companies that are directly related to the work, not only in bilateral relations but also in international organizations with the participation of Russia and Germany. Multinational companies and the media focused on the German market are always ready to take double masters in externship.
With its unique experience of immersion in the life of Germany and the understanding of the German mentality it is not difficult to find a common "points of contact" with your future partners, which is certainly an advantage.
Starting as a specialist, you will be able to operate successfully within the framework of Russian-German strategic projects in the future and will be able to lead the company's international business department or the Department of State, to make a successful career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or to become a political columnist.