The Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages
Moscow State Linguistic University

40.03.01 BA in LAW

Specialisation: International Law
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 Social Sciences, Foreign Language, and Russian

Do you want to be fluent at two foreign languages to explore foreign legal systems and experiences through a comparative approach? Dreaming of an intellectually challenging, personally fulfilling and financially rewarding career in law? Wishing to pursue an international legal career? If so, then our university has an attractive option for you.

Programme Overview
Our 4-year Bachelor programme is designed to help you promote advanced knowledge and understanding of all aspects of law. You will learn the principles of the Russian legal system in order to apply them to practical situations. The programme combines traditional and innovative teaching methods to prepare you for a successful legal career. Uniquely, this programme allows you to combine your study of law with learning two foreign languages. At the end of your studies you will give a viva presentation of your graduation research paper (Bachelor’s Thesis).

What You Will Study

Teaching is provided through lectures, seminars and classes. The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course.


On completion of the programme, you will be able to pursue careers in a variety of fields, including law-making, law enforcement, legal aid. Our graduates are in high demand both in the legal professions and in other fields. They work for international NGOs & IGOs, government agencies, non-profit organisations, international organisations and the media. They find work placements & internships in a variety of contexts, including The Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation, The State Duma, The Russia Federal Bar Association, The investigative committee of the Russian Federation, courts & law firms. They might choose a path of a corporate lawyer, criminal defense lawyer, government lawyer, or international business lawyer.