Master in Applied and Interdisciplinary History: Usable Pasts

Higher School of Economics

Program Description

Master in Applied and Interdisciplinary History: Usable Pasts

Higher School of Economics

What impact does history have on contemporary public life?

This programme focuses on the methods and practices necessary for identifying, preserving, interpreting, and presenting historical artifacts and sources, preparing graduates for careers in the private and public sectors, as well as academia.

An emphasis is placed on the interdisciplinary nature of applied history, and students examine the relationship between history and other disciplines including geography, ecology, management, economics, law, sociology, humanities, and the arts.

St. Petersburg is a city with incredible historical heritage (its centre is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site) and its museums, monuments, media organizations, and archives present excellent opportunities for students to gain practical experience through internships during the course of their studies.

This programme provides the necessary training for careers that deal in some way with history, in spheres including media, art, business, civil society, and science.

Curriculum

  • Introductory courses: Introduction to General History, Critical Analysis of Historical Sources and Information Resources
  • Core general courses: Historical Textual Criticism, Theory and History of Culture, History of Historical Science
  • Core programme courses: Historical Memory and Identity Narratives, Technology, Science and Environment in History, Historical Heritage: Policy and Practices
  • Elective courses: History of Economics and Economic Institutions, Ideology and Political Imagination of Imperialism and Nationalism, History of Social Institutions, Movements and Communication, Urban History in Transnational Perspective, Russia in World Politics, Public Choice and Public Policy
  • Applied History in Area Studies: Circumpolar North and the Baltic Region, Applied History in Area Studies: Russia, Eurasia, BRICS, Optional discipline from another MA programme
  • Research Training and Internships, Research Seminar, First Year Research Paper, Preparation and Defense of Master Thesis
  • Application requirements

  • Application form
  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Academic transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Results from English proficiency exams (IELTS or TOEFL) *Native English speakers and graduates from English-taught programmes are exempt.
  • This school offers programs in:
    • English


    Last updated October 13, 2016
    Duration & Price
    This course is Campus based
    Start Date
    Start date
    Sept. 2017
    Duration
    Duration
    2 years
    Full time
    Price
    Price
    195,000 RUB
    Information
    Deadline
    Request Info
    July 15, 2016. Applications are processed on a rolling basis and we encourage applicants to apply before the deadline.
    Start date Sept. 2017
    Place
    Russia St. Petersburg
    Application deadline Request Info
    July 15, 2016. Applications are processed on a rolling basis and we encourage applicants to apply before the deadline.
    End date Request Info
    Duration 2 years
    Price 195,000 RUB
    per year (scholarships available)