Master in Population and Development

Higher School of Economics

Program Description

Master in Population and Development

Higher School of Economics

This programme trains specialists to solve real challenges in development, from responding to rapid social and economic changes to countering the consequences of growing populations.

Students learn how to apply multidisciplinary analytic approaches to population development and resource allocation issues, gaining skills that are essential for management and public administration across different sectors. The programme combines a strong theoretical background and history of population development issues together with the most current approaches to analyzing population structure and needs for resources.

Upon graduation, students are well prepared for high level careers working for government agencies, non-governmental organizations, research centers, and private companies.

Instruction is delivered not only by HSE professors, but also leading specialists and scholars from the Russian Academy of Science, New Economics School, Moscow Lomonosov State University, and RANEPA. Lectures will also be delivered by experts from international universities and research centres, including INED (France), Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Germany), University of Pennsylvania (USA), University of Chicago (USA), Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium), Stockholm University (Sweden), and Sapienza University (Italy).

Sample courses:

Economics of the Public Sector, Population Change and Economic Development, Demography, Social Policy: Foundations and Implementation, Aging Society and Development, Health Systems and Health Policy: Comparative Analysis, Trends and Developments of the Post-Soviet Population

Partner partners:

INED (France), Max Plank University (Germany), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France), Sapienza - Università di Roma (Italy)

Application requirements:

  • Application form
  • CV
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Diploma and/or academic transcripts
  • Two letter 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
    2 years
    Full time
    270,000 RUB
    Start date Sept. 2017
    Russia Moscow
    Application deadline Request Info
    End date Request Info
    Duration 2 years
    Price 270,000 RUB
    per year (scholarships available)