Language of instruction: English
Duration: 1 semester or 1 year
Application deadline: 1st of May for Fall semester and 1st of November for Spring semester
Target group: undergraduate (bachelor) students, master students
At the end of the course a student receives certificate and a transcript (ECTS) with grades
If you are an international student wishing to join the Faculty of Journalism as an exchange student for a semester- or a year-long program, we are offering more than 10 courses in English on Journalism, Media, Communication and Russian language as well as courses on Media Linguistics (in English, German, French and Chinese). Small groups and individual approach allow students to reach good results during a semester, whilst at the same time enjoying everything that Moscow has to offer.
Please check with your local international office first whether your institution has a bilateral agreement either with MSU as a whole or with the Faculty of Journalism as its part. If so, follow the guidelines here. If you have any questions or if your institution does not have a bilateral agreement with MSU but you are still interested in studying with us, please address your queries to
Julia Shamsutdinova, coordinator of International Student Mobility:
Tel.: +7(495) 629-45-94, +79997989037
Mobility program 2021/2022 for international students at the Faculty of Journalism Lomonosov Moscow State University
1. Russian language (seminar) 9 ECTS
An intensive course of Russian language for international students from all over the world. Small groups and individual approach allow students to reach good results during a semester. Students study the following aspects of Russian language: grammar; lexis; standard, communicative, and ethical issues.
2. Foreign language (seminar) 6 ECTS
Course of foreign language at students` option: French, German, Spanish, English, Finnish. Students are divided into groups according to their language proficiency
3. Professional culture of modern journalists across the globe (seminar) 5 ECTS
In the framework of this course, students can research variety and the main aspects of professional culture of journalists in different countries
4. Online media in Russia: history and contemporary state (seminar) 5 ECTS
The course includes two modules: the first one reflects the main development stages of the Internet mass media in Russia, while the second one describes the contemporary state of this media segment. The core organizational and economic features of these new mass media are analyzed. Special attention is paid to specific multimedia formats and genres, which have occurred in the Russian online journalism.
5. The development of ethnic media in a multicultural Russian society (seminar) 5 ECTS
This course introduces students to a multicultural and multiethnic character of the Russian society, where 190 ethnic groups speaking over 150 languages coexist. Lectures will focus on key challenges media in languages other than Russian face today, consider the impact of globalization and digitalization upon ethnic media landscape in Russia, and highlight possible trends for development of such media in the future.
6. Photojournalism and digital technologies (seminar) 5 ECTS
Special seminar held in English for those who are professionally interested in photography
7. Current issues of mass media (lectures) 5 ECTS
The course covers different aspects of media systems in Europe and other countries. Conducted by professors of the leading universities of Germany, Poland, Greece, the USA;
8. Functions and principles of Russian television in the 21st century 5 ECTS
This course offers students an overview of the current state of television as one of the main segments of Russian mediasystem. We’ll look at the legacy of state-controlled Soviet television, its transformation in the early 90s and current problems posed by commercialization and digitalization on the one hand, and propaganda on the other.
9. Language and intercultural communication 5 ECTS
The course allows students to search current issues of international and intercultural communication, to know about interrelation between language and culture, their influence on personality, mentality, ideology.
10. Russian Media and Journalism (lectures/seminars) 6 ECTS
SPRING SEMESTER ONLY
The Faculty of Journalism annually organizes the English-speaking school “Russian Media and Journalism”. The school is targeted at undergraduate and graduate students and young researchers from different countries. The course is taught in English and gives a general understanding of the way mass media work in Russia.