Global and Regional Security and Conflict Management

Program description:

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Area of studies:
41.04.05
International Relations
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Branch of science:
Social Sciences
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Institute:
Ural Institute of Humanities
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Degree awarded:
Master's degree
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Intake Year:
2020-2021
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Mode and duration of study:
Full-time: 2 years
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Languages:
Russian, partially in English

MASTER PROGRAM “GLOBAL AND REGIONAL SECURITY AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT”

Program Brief Description

 

Degree: Master of Arts in International Relations

 

Program credits: 120 ECTS / 73 ECTS in English

Program Duration: 2 years

Language of Instruction: English and Russian

 

Head of the Program: Dr. Valery Mikhaylenko

Name of the Institute: Ural Institute of Humanity Studies

Office Phone: +7(343) 389-97-44

E-mail: valery.mikhailenko@urfu.ru

 International Cooperation Coordinator: Ekaterina Lapanovich

Address: 51 Lenin St., Yekaterinburg, Russia

Room: 213

Email: ekaterina.lapanovich@urfu.ru

 

The main purpose of the MA program «Global and Regional Security and Conflict Management» is to give an understanding of what global security is and what is its impact on the regions of the world today. The program is based on a new methodological and theoretical model of teaching. It also provides students with the information on the basic theoretical approaches to global and regional security; provides main information on the contemporary threats and challenges to the global and regional security; improve the skills of analytical, expert and research work.

All courses are original because they represent the author’s vision of their content, volumes and forms of work. A regular lessons structure includes contact hours where students can get presentations from Instructors and discussions, debate, simulations and etc. There will be a period for reading, reflection and preparing for the next classes.

The proposed methodology allows to develop the following general cultural and professional competencies both for Russian speaking students and foreign students: the ability to freely use foreign languages as a means of professional communication, to conduct dialogue, correspondence, negotiations in a foreign language within the framework of the level of tasks for solving professional issues; proficiency in professional terminology and conceptual apparatus of the sphere of international activity in Russian and foreign languages; knowledge of techniques for establishing professional contacts and developing professional communication, including in foreign languages.

 

Program prerequisites:

To apply for this program an applicant should provide with a Bachelor Diploma/

 

Program requirements and Evaluation:

Students are required to attend seminars, participate in discussions, write several analytical assignments, take a midterm quiz and participate in a presentation of their group project towards the end of the semester, make research, and to take a final exam. Each course is to be evaluated according to course criteria, which correspond to general university criteria.

 

ECST Grade

Points

Russian Grade

A

100-91

«excellent»: 100-80 points

B

90-81

C

80-71

«good»: 79-60 points

D

70-61

E

70-61

«satsfactory»: 59-40 points

F : failed

less than 60 points: failed

«unsatisfactory»: less that 40 points

 

 

Exchange Semester

Due to the fact that the program has the status of "partially implemented in English", students who come to exchange under bilateral agreements between Ural Federal University and partner universities are invited to choose 30 credits in each semester in English. Russian students, choosing courses in English within the framework of the program of international relations, get the opportunity to develop professional competencies provided by the Educational standard.

 

Internship:

Educational Internship and Internship, including research work (on the topic of final qualification work) is held at UrFU

 

Exchange Program Outline

Code

Course title

Number of ECTS

Semester(s)

Fall (ECTS)

Spring (ECTS)

M.1.1.

Professional Communication Language

12

1,2

6

6

M.1.4.1

Megatrends and Global Issues

4

1

4

 

M.1.2.2

Global and Regional Security

3

2

 

3

M.1.2.3

International Conflicts and Contemporary Russian Strategy

3

2

-

3

M. 1.3.2

Foreign Policy Analysis

3

3

3

-

M.1.4.1

Diplomacy Practice

3

3

3

-

M.1.2.1

Regional Integration and Security in Asia

3

3

3

-

M.1.2.2

Regional organizations Of the post-soviet area

3

3

3

-

M.1.3.1

EU External Regional Policy

3

3

3

 

M.1.3.2

EU policy in Asia

3

3

3

 

M.1.3.1

Current problems of the political process of Russia

3

3

 

3

2.1.3

Educational Internship, research work (obtaining skills of research work)

15

1,2,3

9

6

 

Internship, research work (on the topic of final qualification work)

12

4

-

12

 

Optional course in the framework of cooperation with foreign universities

3

3

3

 

 

TOTAL

73

 

40

33

 

 Learning Outcomes

By the end of the each semester (Fall or Spring) students will be able to get 30 ECTS and will be able to gain practical knowledge of current global development trends and security issues, as well as options for resolving contemporary conflicts. The current international security agenda can be a good platform for the joint training of European and Russian students.

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