Master in Politics. Economics. Philosophy.

Higher School of Economics

Program Description

Master in Politics. Economics. Philosophy.

Higher School of Economics

Important breakthroughs in social sciences and the humanities are often achieved at interdisciplinary crossings, and this PPE-style programme deepens students’ knowledge and understanding of political science, economics, and philosophy.

A widening network of the programmes developing the pattern and purpose of Oxford PPEs "Philosophy, Politics and Economics", or alternatively "Politics, Economics and Philosophy" is an educational response to such social demand.

Students come from diverse academic backgrounds, ranging from mathematics to the social sciences. During the programme, they broaden their philosophical outlooks and develop strong critical thinking and social communication skills through courses that emphasize theory, methodology, and analysis.

Graduates possess strong strategic decision-making skills and are able to synthesize specific analyses within broad intellectual overviews. Equipped with invaluable leadership and problem-solving skills, they are well prepared for successful careers working for government agencies, non-governmental organizations, research centers, and leading business corporations.

Student profile: Recent university graduates with a solid background in quantitative methods (mathematics, econometrics, computer modelling, etc.) striving to apply that knowledge to the most pressing social and economic problems, as well as young philosophers and social theorists concerned with gaps and controversies in contemporary social sciences.

Sample courses:

Theory and Methodology in Political Science and Economics, Intellectual History, Data Analysis in the Social Sciences, State and Economy, Strategies of Economic Development, Global Governance, Social Change, Comparative Analytical Philosophy, Political Ethics and Social Justice, Political Forecasting and Risk Analysis

Partner university:

  • University Witten/Herdecke (Germany)

    Application requirements:

  • Application form
  • CV
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Academic transcripts
  • Essay
  • Copies of published papers and list of awards received (if available)
  • Two letter of recommendation
  • Interview (in-person or via Skype)
  • 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 May 6, 2016
    Duration & Price
    This course is Campus based
    Start Date
    Start date
    Sept. 2016
    Duration
    Duration
    2 years
    Full time
    Price
    Price
    260,000 RUB
    Information
    Deadline
    July 15, 2016
    July 15, 2016. Applications are processed on a rolling basis and we encourage applicants to apply before the deadline.
    Start date Sept. 2016
    Place
    Russia Moscow
    Application deadline July 15, 2016
    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 260,000 RUB
    per year (scholarships available)