Master in Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia

Higher School of Economics

Program Description

Master in Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia

Higher School of Economics

This programme trains young scholars to conduct interdisciplinary research into the politics, economics, cultures, ethnicities, religions, and linguistics of Asia. It teaches not only the next generation of Asian Studies researchers, but also prepares students for professional careers involving Asia.

Using proper methods for carrying out research and analysis, students study the socio-economic, political, and culture-historic processes that shape countries in Asia. Special emphasis is placed on transnational relationships, interactions between Asia and the West, and the processes of globalization and social modernization.

Graduates enter doctoral programmes or begin their careers working for government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and international companies. As Asia’s role on the global stage grows, regional experts are in even greater demand across all international-related professions.

Curriculum

  • Required courses: Research Design for the Social Sciences, Modern Asian Political Processes, Russia in East Asia, State & Economy in East Asia, Ethnical and Confessional Collisions in Asia, Theory in Asian and International Studies
  • Electives: Institutions and Reforms in East Asian Countries, Role of Central Asia in Regional and Global Context, BRICS Countries and the Emerging Global Order, Social Hierarchy and Gender Issues in East Asia, Management Essentials in East Asia, Good Governance and Politics in the Developing World, Environmental Challenges in Asia and the World, Asian Security, Post-Totalitarian China and Political Economy of Transition, Asian Diasporas and Culture in Modern World, Political and Trade Blocs in Asia Pacific – Main Trends towards Regional Integration, Western Influence on Culture and Politics in East Asia, Cultural Transformations in East Asia, Negotiations an Business Models in China, Islamic Factor in the Developments of Eastern Civilizations, Transnational Islam, Asian Diasporas and Culture in Modern World
  • Partner university

    City University of Hong Kong

    Application requirements:

  • Application form
  • CV
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Academic transcripts
  • Essay and statement of language training and regional experience
  • 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 May 6, 2016
    Duration & Price
    This course is Campus based
    Start Date
    Start date
    Sept. 2016
    Duration
    Duration
    2 years
    Full time
    Price
    Price
    320,000 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. 2016
    Place
    Russia Moscow
    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 320,000 RUB
    per year (scholarships available)