The Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages
Moscow State Linguistic University

40.04.01 MA in LAW

Specialisation: International Law

Study Mode: Full time

Duration: 2 academic years (120 ECTS)

Programme Overview

The programme prepares you for a broad array of legal careers, including working for international NGOs & IGOs, government agencies and non-profit organisations. On completion of the programme, you will be able to advise clients on trade litigation, export and import regulatory compliance, international trade legislation, matters related to the cross-border movement of goods, services, personnel and funds. The degree will cover: International unification of law, International trade law, International arbitration, and Cross-border legal cooperation. Knowledge of a foreign language enables the future lawyer to explore foreign legal systems and experiences through a comparative approach and opens up opportunities for career advancement. This degree is ideal for an international legal career.

What You Will Study


· Philosophy of law

· History & methodology of law

· International human rights law

· Introduction to international justice

· Comparative jurisprudence

· International criminal law & justice


· International courts: how to make a valid application

· International arbitration

· International Court of Justice

· Court of Justice of the European Union

· International Intellectual property law

· General English

· Legal English


A career in law is intellectually challenging, personally fulfilling and financially rewarding. Our graduates are in high demand. They work for international NGOs & IGOs, government agencies, non-profit organisations, international onganisations and the media. They might pursue their careers as Corporate lawyer, Criminal defense lawyer, Government lawyer, International business lawyer.