The Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages
Moscow State Linguistic University

10.03.01 Information Security

Specialisation: Information Security Technologies

Study Mode: Full time
Duration: 4 academic years (240 ECTS)
Entry Criteria: Russian Certificate of Complete Secondary Education (or equivalent), with school-leaving Unified State Examination results in Mathematics, Foreign Language, and Russian

Are you thinking about a career in cyber security? Do you want to have the most desired job? If so, consider applying for the BSc in Information Security programme offered by Moscow State Linguistic University.

Programme Overview

The programme is designed to train tomorrow’s information security professionals, combining fundamental concepts and principles with exposure to cutting-edge technologies and solutions. The programme has a practical focus and aims to equip students with competencies that will allow them to design and evaluate modern IT security systems, identify and mitigate vulnerability, and conduct audits to ensure continued compliance. It is designed with insights from leading IT and cyber security businesses to meet the growing demand for professionals in the sector. The degree will cover the essentials of secure programming, mathematics and computer architecture, network security, security in telecommunications and information technology, incident management and forensics, legal requirements and current standards around information security in Russia and abroad.

What You Will Study

The programme combines the study of general science with specialist disciplines, providing a comprehensive and deep understanding of information security principles, as well as the practical techniques used in solving security problems.

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course.

• Mathematics

• Physics

• Informatics

• IT

• Foundation of Computing and Cyber Security

• Modern IT security systems

• Emerging Technologies in Cyber Security

• Information systems security

• IT compliance audit

• Incident management and forensics


In an expanding digital age, protecting our data is paramount. As the number of cyber-attacks continues to grow, companies are looking for security specialists to help them protect their data assets. Information security today means ensuring that your networks and databases meet all necessary legal requirements. Knowledge of the appropriate legal and regulatory frameworks, both at home and abroad, gives our graduates a clear edge in the job market. Once you graduate, you will be able to look for roles with law enforcement, government agencies (Ministry of Emergency Situations, Ministry of Defense, Federal Security Service), commercial IT departments, banks and financial institutions, customs departments, vendors and telecom companies.

Jobs directly related to this degree include:

· SOC engineer

· Security administrator

· Cyber incident responder

· Compliance technical writer

· Cyber security analyst

In Moscow, entry-level salaries for Information Security graduates start at ₽ 60,000.