Swiss School for International Relations is a private higher education institution based in Geneva. For over twenty years SSIR has been committed to the promotion of an integrated education combining the classic Russian law degree curriculum with the demanding requirements of the western legal training. Our mission is to prepare the lawyers of tomorrow capable of working effectively in a multicultural environment in three languages (English, French, Russian).
Our joint-degree program in “International and Comparative Law” enables students to receive a Bachelor of Laws simultaneously from the MGIMO University and Swiss School for International Relations. This partnership provides an integrated education combining two strong programs who complements each other and enhances the employability of students in the international job market.
The foundational learning of the classic four-year curriculum is taught in Geneva and Moscow by the MGIMO University’s faculty members, leading scholars in their fields of study. Starting from the third year, students take advantage of the specialization courses taught in Geneva in English by lecturers from Swiss and European universities. Our faculty members are committed to excellence in teaching and dedicated to the classroom whose average size is very small.
The curriculum is organized on a modular basis with a study of a subject for a few weeks followed by a pass/fail or exam. Simultaneously with law subjects, students have English and French languages lessons. From the third year some disciplines are taught in English. In addition, students also have professionally oriented courses of Legal English and Legal French.