The Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages
Moscow State Linguistic University

Institute of International Relations and Social and Political Sciences

Герб института

The Institute of International Relations and Social and Political Sciences (IIR&SPS) originally was established as part of the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting Studies in 2004. In 2006, the Institute became a separate unit of the University. 

The Institute embraces the subject areas of International Relations, Political Science, Social Sciences, Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations, Cultural and Regional Studies. Students graduate with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant field of study and a command of two foreign languages. They can also add a third (fourth) foreign language. All in all, there are 25 foreign languages taught at the Institute: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Finnish, Dutch, Bulgarian, Polish, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Chinese, Korean, Kurdish, Japanese, Ukrainian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Armenian, Lithuanian, Georgian, Romanian and Moldovan.

The Institute has more than 1200 students (849 tuition-free places), including some 1100 students in Bachelor's  programmes and almost 200 students in Master's programmes. Currently, the Institute has 63 international undergraduate and 4 postgraduate students from 26 countries. 

The academic staff (29 lecturers with post-doctoral degrees and 48 lecturers with research doctorate degrees) are a professional team of leading and highly-regarded scholars in their fields. 

At undergraduate and graduate levels, the department offers degree programmes in

Students can go on to complete a PhD in