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Languages and Intercultural Communication (Regional Studies – European Studies)

People's Friendship University
Moscow, Russia
 1282 Points
4 Years
English, Russian

Program Description

The main educational goal within European Studies is to provide a student with in-depth training in politics, history, international relations, language and contemporary culture of modern European countries. Students take courses in international relations, economics, politics, security, history and culture of European countries, diplomatic etiquette, intercultural communication, foreign languages.

An integral part of the educational process is classes in foreign languages. The programme includes the study of two European languages, the main of which is English recognized as the language of international communication and diplomacy, a second language is chosen by students themselves.

Dual-Degree Programme is successfully realized together with Edinburgh Napier University (UK).

Entry Requirements

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High School Diploma (or equivalent)
English Level

Additional Required Documents:

  • A copy of the medical certificate on the absence of contraindications for studying in the Russian Federation and on the absence of HIV and AIDS.
  • Photo.

Other Optional Documents:

  • For example, confirmation of victory in international Olympiads or professional competitions.

Important Information:

  • Personal portfolio of talented applicants will be taken into account. The portfolio is considered according to the following criteria:
  1. average academic grade at the previous level of education, including grades in specialized subjects (max — 45 points)
  2. achievements in educational and social activities, certificates, diplomas, etc. (max — 5 points)
  3. certificate of a foreign language proficiency (5 points)
  4. applicant status based on the results of participation in competitions / Olympiads for foreign citizens (winner — 40 points, prize-winner — 35 points)
  5. recommendations (or other similar documents) from public organizations, associations, Russian missions abroad, foreign diplomatic missions, faculties of RUDN University, etc. (5 points)
  6. volunteer activity (5 points)



Course plan:

From 1 to 3 academic years - BA programme at the Institute of Foreign Languages, RUDN University, Regional Studies – European Studies.

4 academic year: Level 10 studies (60 ECTS) of the extended BA of Arts programme, specialty “Languages and intercultural communication – Regional Studies” at Edinburgh Napier University (UK).


Institute of Foreign languages (RUDN University):
Ιnternational relations
Regional security
History and culture of European countries
Diplomatic etiquette
Intercultural communication
Foreign languages.

Edinburgh Napier University:
International Business
Foreign Language 1
Foreign Language 2
International communication in management


The eighth semester is devoted to the practical and research activity in European Studies.

Students acquire professional skills working in various international foundations and institutions, embassies, cultural and information centres.

Their practical research activity mainly takes place in famous Russian and Scottish scientific libraries and institutions. Bachelor’s papers are written under the supervision of prominent professors.


Graduates can carry out professional activities in:

  • International organizations (including the public ones)
  • Diplomatic missions
  • Cultural centres and embassies of foreign countries
  • International archives
  • International publishers
  • International mass-media
  • Bodies of state and municipal management
  • Prestigious national companies winning leading positions in Europe
  • Transnational corporations
  • Tourism and hospitality industry

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