Academic training of Masters in Political Science with the specifics of the Russian-French 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 affect the scope of Russian-French relations.
The Master program “double diploma” – “The political problems of European integration” - is a biennial and is conducted on the basis of two universities - the Russian Peoples' Friendship University and the Institute of Political Studies of Bordeaux University (France).
The first year masters of joint program carry out at the Institute of Political Studies at the University of Bordeaux (France). Students receive intensive training in French, plunging the specifics of the Russian state system, energy policy and the vectors of the Russian-French relations.
The second year is held 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.
Master's thesis defense takes place on the site of the Russian Peoples' Friendship University with the participation of professors from the University of Bordeaux Institute of Political Studies. Within the framework of their defence the graduates have the opportunity to prepare a dissertation in the Russian and French languages. The presentation of the qualification study is carried out in Russian and French.
“Political culture: Russia - West – East”, “Methodology of Comparative Political Studies”, “Russia and the CIS”. “Comparative approach in the post-communist era”, “History of the European idea from antiquity to the present day”, “European law”, “European Economic Integration”, “The European Union and Russia: political and socio-cultural dimension”, “Russian identity: perspectives for policies”, “Russian political and administrative system”, “Entrepreneurship and interest groups in Russian politics”, “Analysis and management of international conflicts” 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 (starting from the format of "round tables" to international political science conferences) - generate interest in the Masters program to deep immersion into the profession, creating all the necessary skills and competence.
Due to the high demand for political scientists with the knowledge of the French language, Masters of this program have the unique opportunity of a wide choice of structures and organizations for practical training. The most popular choice within the practice are public institutions, which are involved in the development and maintenance of Russian-French 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 international organizations, with the participation of Russia and France. Multinational companies and the media focused on the French market are always ready to take a double masters program in externship.
A talented analyst will always be noticed, he/she often becomes an agent of a well- known politician or consults the whole state structure.
At the end of the program you will easily find the appliance of your knowledge and interests in life, whether it is research and teaching activities, the work for think tanks, leading Russian and foreign mass media, public service, private counseling or work on the interests of big business.
With its unique experience of immersion in the life of the French mentality it will not be difficult to find common "points of contact" with your future partners, which is certainly an advantage.