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Career Opportunities

The International Relations programme prepares specialists in different areas, who speak English at a high level, are familiar with the international aspects of various applied questions, and also have basic practical skills in a number of areas (see Specializations). The employment experience of the graduates in International Relations, as well as their career with two diplomas (HSE and University of London) allow us to identify the following career and educational trajectories for our students:

  • Iternational departments specialists in Russian and foreign companies responsible for international communications, negotiations, transaction support and contracting
  • Expert analysts and risk analysts preparing reports for business and investment companies (McKinsey, Big four– PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG)
  • Translators-consultants  abroad (in another country or region) in large domestic and foreign enterprises
  • Journalists and editors of leading international news agencies, media, also publishing houses as Elsevier, Thomson Reuters, McGraw-Hill etc.
  • Analytical centers experts in the field of corporate and political consulting; experts from research centers and institutions (governmental and non-profit)
  • International and intergovernmental organizations employees, such as the UN, BRICS, SCO, APEC, and others
  • State structures employees who are connected with international cooperation and  international economic transactions support (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international departments in other ministries, embassies, chambers of commerce and industry)
  • Press service employees of government departments and journalists  (including foreign branch offices of Russian media) in the field of international relations and domestic politics
  • Government relations experts  (GR managers) of TNCs and foreign large companies
  • Managers and consultants in the travel industry
  • Founders of businesses that aim to enter international markets 


The programme also allows you to continue your studies in the leading foreign master's programmes, such as:

  • MSc International Political Economy (LSE, King's College, Harvard)
  • MSc/MPhil International Relations (LSE, Cambridge, King's College, Penn)
  • MSc Management and Strategy (LSE, Oxford, Cambridge, King's College, UCL, Yale, Penn)
  • MSc Media and Communications / Media Management (LSE, King's College, University of Passau)
  • MBA and Executive MBA (LSE, King's College, Berkeley, Irvine, Stanford, Yale, Dartmouth, Penn, Harvard, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA) Programme (LSE, Berkeley, Penn, Harvard)
  • MSc Public Policy and Administration (LSE, Cambridge, King's College, UCL, Berkeley, Irvine, Stanford, Dartmouth, Penn, Harvard, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
  • MSc Development Management /Emerging Economies & International Development (LSE, King's College, Penn, Harvard, University of Passau)
  • MSc International Business / Management (HSE, King's College, Yale, Penn)
  • MSc International Marketing (King's College, Penn, University of Passau)
  • Masters Degrees – Area Studies Research (European, Middle East, South-East, China, Latin America, African, Religious)
  • MSc Global Politics (LSE, Yale, Heidelberg University)
  • MSc Operations Research & Analytics (LSE)
  • MSc Politics and Communication (LSE, University of Passau, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
  • MSc Business Analytics (UCL, Irvine, Penn)
  • MSc Human Resources and Organisations (LSE)
  • Executive MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy (LSE)
  • MSc Education, Globalisation and International Development (Cambridge, Stanford, Yale, Dartmouth, University of Passau)
  • International Hospitality Business and `management (King's College, Cornell, Business School Barcelona, École hôtelière de Lausanne, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
  • MA Arts & Cultural Management (King's College, Penn, Harvard, Heidelberg University, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)