• ‘Political Science ’

    • Full-time | Full-time+Part-time
    • 4 | 4,5 years
    • RU
    • 266 000 RUB | 160 000 RUB
  • Entrance exams

    • Social studies or Foreign language (English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese) or History
    • Russian Language
    • Maths
  • Accreditation and Partners

Simonov Konstantin Vasilyevich

Candidate of Political Science.
Master of Political Science, University of Manchester.

Head of the Department of Political Science, Professor.

Founder and CEO of the National Energy Security Foundation – Russia's most cited center for energy policy. He has been engaged in political and economic analysis for more than 25 years. He headed the Center for Political Conjuncture. According to the Ministry of Energy, he is a leading expert in the field of energy in the Russian Federation.

Author of numerous publications on the relationship between politics and oil and gas, including "Russian Oil: the last redistribution", "Global Energy War", "The Great Gas Game".

 Author of the first textbook on political analysis in Russian.

Extensive experience in the media: he was a presenter of original programs on the TV channels NTV and Moskva24, on radio VestiFM. Long-time columnist of the newspaper "Vedomosti", radio columnist of "Kommersant FM".

A regular contributor to the leading Russian business and political media. The host of the program on the radio station "Says Moscow".

Our educational program is aimed at training political scientists and specialists engaged in expert-analytical work in state and business structures, political and business publications, electronic media, and consulting companies.

Our program is designed to combine analysis of political and economic processes, understand the logic of interaction of power and business, and analyse motivation of the leading players in the political and economic sphere.

Specialists in the political science of economic processes are competent both in the issues of interaction at the level of government institutions and in the practical activities of domestic and foreign businesses.

Main disciplines

  • Political Analysis and Forecasting

    This discipline includes studying the main features of political analysis and approaches to forecasting social processes and political events. Special attention is paid to studying methods of working with the information flow.

  • World Policy and International Affairs

    The discipline is devoted to studying the current problems of international security and ways of conflict resolution. Also the role of supranational structures in this process is analysed.

  • Theory and Methodology of Political Science

    The main purpose of the discipline is to provide an opportunity to conduct independent scientific research using theoretical and methodological approaches, methods of research, and political concepts of the modern political science.

  • Interaction between Political and Economic Systems

    The discipline studies political conditions of business activities and their formation. In practical terms, the main goals and forms of lobbying activities are analysed in detail.

  • Political Management

    This discipline is devoted to the stages of decision-making and implementation of political decisions management; it allows to study modern technologies of administration and ways of measuring effectiveness of public administration.

  • Theory and Practice of Interaction between Businesses and Power (Government Relations)

    The discipline studies GR (Government Relations) as a technology of communication of power and business, correlation of economic interests of business and policy. Students learn more about the evolution of key GR practices in post-Soviet and modern Russia compared with the world experience.

Career & Future

Graduates of the program "Political Science of Economic Processes" are mainly in demand at the departments of federal and regional authorities and state corporations (47% of graduates). Analytical and information structures are the second most populous direction of career (23%). Some graduates prefer to launch their own business (11%).