Higher School of Economics

Introduction

Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top three universities, the Higher School of Economics (HSE) sets itself apart by its internationally-minded, research-driven approach to higher education. Based in the vibrant center of Moscow, with campuses in St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Perm, HSE offers outstanding academics at all levels and includes 20 English-taught Master’s programmes.

Modern

HSE was founded in 1992 by leading Russian economists and government reformers to promote economic and social change in Russia by educating a new generation of economists and inspiring new ideas in the public and private sectors. In the past decades, the university has rapidly grown from an economics school into a well-renowned research university that now has more than 27,000 students and 4,000 faculty members on campuses in four of Russia’s most important cities. The university boasts some of the country’s finest academic departments and research centers in economics, management, sociology, public policy and computer science. HSE is home to the most cutting-edge programs and faculties in Russia, which include the country’s first Urban Studies department. In 2014, in partnership with Russia’s leading internet company Yandex, the university opened the Faculty of Computer Science to train future generations of computer programmers and engineers.

International

Since its very beginning, HSE has been an internationally-driven university. It now has partnerships with more than 130 universities and research organizations, in the form of exchanges, double degree programmes and summer schools. The university’s faculty and research operations have become increasingly international and its students now represent more than 60 different countries.

Diverse

HSE offers the largest number of English-taught Master’s programmes in Russia. These programmes range from public policy to business to area studies and all prepare students to become leaders in their chosen fields. In order to attract the best students, merit-based scholarships and stipends are awarded to qualifying candidates.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

Advanced Urban Design

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Russia Moscow

The programme is focusing on urbanization in developing countries where urban growth is the most significant now. The programme is aimed at the next generation of Urban Designers that will be able to work effectively in highly volatile conditions of the cities in Russia and rest of the world. [+]

The international Masters degree programme in Urban Design is a joint programme of the Graduate School of Urbanism of the HSE University Russia and the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. The educational process is built on the ‘research-based design’ methodology that involves tutors from the best world universities and practitioners of leading international firms. The programme is focusing on urbanization in developing countries where urban growth is the most significant now. The programme is aimed at the next generation of Urban Designers that will be able to work effectively in highly volatile conditions of the cities in Russia and rest of the world. The programme is aimed at the next generation of Urban Designers, combining the best of the Russian Academia and the cutting-edge experimental project-based education. It will offer: Strong emphasis on critical, conceptual, and design thinking Working environment of an interdisciplinary 'lab' for both designers and analytics Pioneering “Research-Based Design” methodology created and tested at the Strelka Institute Unique courses tailored for the new demands of contemporary urban theory and the next practices Project modules with innovative briefs and real clients in Russia and South Africa Team of tutors from the best world universities and practitioners of leading international firms Access to the vast network of experts and clients of both the Strelka Institute and the HSE University Russia [-]

Master in Applied and Interdisciplinary History: Usable Pasts

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Russia St. Petersburg

How do we identify, preserve, and interpret historical artifacts and sources, and what bearing do they have on contemporary life? [+]

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.... [-]


Master in Comparative Social Research

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Russia Moscow

Research-intensive training for ambitious students seeking careers as sociologists in academia and at research institutions [+]

This programme is designed for ambitious students who wish to build careers as sociologists in academia and at research institutions.

Students spend the first semester in Moscow and the second semester in St. Petersburg, learning how to write scientific articles based on the analysis of empirical data and how to publish in international peer-reviewed journals. During the second year, students spend one semester doing a research internship, and the final semester working under the supervision of a researcher affiliated with a HSE research lab.

One of the key advantages of this programme is its combination of fundamental theoretical training with education in methods of sociological research at an advanced levels. In courses, students learn how to apply theoretical concepts to analyze various sociological cases and problems, from societal evolution and explanation models to the conceptualization of problems of ideology, power, social policy, and gender. The programme is led by professors who are researcher-lecturers, possessing expertise in theoretical perspectives and in research and practical application.... [-]


Master in Global Business

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Russia Nizhny Novgorod

Combining study in Russia, Austria, and Italy, this programme covers the fundamentals of management theory on the international level [+]

Taught in collaboration with the Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria) and the University of Bergamo (Italy), this programme combines teaching modules in three countries to cover the foundations of general managerial theory and practice, elements of management, and negotiation skills, all on the international level. Students study either German or Italian and gain work experience through internships with Italian companies.

The programme begins with the first semester at HSE Nizhny Novgorod. For the second semester, students spend the first half (January through March) at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. The second half (April to July) is spent at the University of Bergamo. Students then return to continue their second year of studies at HSE Nizhny Novgorod.... [-]


Master in Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Russia Moscow

Equipping students with the knowledge and skills to work in science, technology, and innovation (STI) management and policy [+]

This pioneering programme addresses the complexity of science, technology, and innovation (STI) management and policy to equip students with knowledge and skills that are frequently in short supply at companies and public institutions. Students gain a global perspective on STI issues and the ability to make assessments taking into account the relevant scientific, social, and ethical dimensions.

Over the course of the programme, students receive instruction at HSE Moscow, take courses at HSE's international partner universities, do internships in Russia or abroad, and undertake a master's thesis during their final semester of study. Through this varied 2-year course of study, the programme combines theoretical education and practical experience, both in Russia and abroad. The personal qualities and intellectual potential of the students enrolled in the programme will be enriched and developed so that they will be able to apply policy and management skills in science, technology, and innovation to work undertaken during their subsequent careers with companies, organizations and government bodies.... [-]


Master in International Business

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Russia Moscow

A business degree with a focus on international affairs, equipping students with management skills for the global marketplace [+]

More than ever before, the successful business leaders of today must possess a long-term vision of future risks and opportunities on the global stage. To equip students for careers in international business, this unique programme combines a business degree with an international affairs degree.

Through practice-oriented instruction, students learn traditional business skills like accounting, marketing, and negotiating, and gain knowledge in the political, economic, and socio-cultural aspects of the global marketplace. Students can take electives taught by senior executives of global companies, work on real-life consulting projects for clients, and spend a semester studying at a partner university.... [-]


Master in International Economic Law

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Russia Moscow

This interdisciplinary double-degree programme, in collaboration with the University of Reading (UK), provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in a legal profession as it relates to international economic relations. [+]

This double-degree programme, in collaboration with the University of Reading (UK), provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in a legal profession as it relates to international economic relations. Students can receive both Russian and British degrees.

By taking an interdisciplinary approach, the programme addresses the full set of knowledge and skills that will be necessary for graduates to be successful in their legal careers. Courses are taught by professors and instructors from HSE’s Faculty of Law and other faculties and from the University of Reading, as well as by guest scholars and practitioners from Russia and abroad. Students choose one of two tracks:... [-]


Master in International Relations in Eurasia

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom London Canterbury Russia Moscow + 3 more

International Relations in Eurasia is a two-year double degree graduate programme delivered in collaboration with the University College London and the University of Kent (separate tracks). [+]

This programme takes a multidisciplinary approach to the complex interrelationship of politics and economics in the modern globalized world with a focus on the Eurasia region. Students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, and social processes at play in post-Soviet Eurasia.

Three special double-degree tracks are offered in Politics and Security, Politics and International Economy, and Nation, History, and Society. Students spend the first year of study at a UK partner university and the second year at HSE in Moscow.

Lectures delivered by a team of experienced international faculty members, as well as experts from the public and private sectors, strengthen students’ theoretical knowledge and develop their applied skills. Graduates work in the public, private, and non-profit sectors as analysts, researchers, and future decision-makers in the Eurasia region.... [-]


Master in Political Analysis and Public Policy

Campus Part time 2 years September 2016 Russia Moscow

The first of its kind in Russia, this programme trains future policy leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. [+]

The first of its kind in Russia, this programme trains future policy leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Students learn how to articulate issues of public concern, analyze policies, influence public decision-making, and evaluate the effects of policy choices.

A special concentration, Human Rights and Democratic Governance, is also offered. This focus provides students with deep theoretical knowledge, strong analytical skills, and practical experience (through internships) in human rights research, monitoring, advocacy, and litigation. A double-degree track with University of Bologna is also offered.

The programme works with a large number of Russian and international think tanks and non-government organizations. Experts from these institutions give guest lectures and are approachable to students, providing a starting professional network for students that could be invaluable in the early stages of their careers.... [-]


Master in Politics. Economics. Philosophy.

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Russia Moscow

An opportunity to master economics and political science while developing your philosophical outlook and critical thinking skills [+]

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.... [-]


Master in Population and Development

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Russia Moscow

Learn how to approach population development and resource allocation issues that are essential for public administration [+]

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. ... [-]


Master in Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Russia Moscow

Training young researchers of the politics, economics, sociology, culture, religions, and linguistics of Asian countries and peoples. [+]

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.... [-]


MSc

Applied Statistics with Network Analysis

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Russia Moscow

This programme is intended for students who wish to enhance their statistical knowledge and credentials by obtaining a graduate degree in Applied Statistics, regardless of their primary field of study. [+]

The NRU HSE International Laboratory for Applied Network Research was created in February of 2014 with the NRU HSE targeted funds, aimed at development and internationalization of world-class research at the university. The laboratory is being led by Stanley Wasserman (PhD, Harvard) currently at Indiana University, a world-renowned researcher in the field of statistical analysis. The primary mission of the laboratory is to foster interdisciplinary research using network analytic methods in a variety of fields. In just over a year, the laboratory grew to over 30 members, from bachelor students to advanced researchers.

This M.S. degree is the first degree to be established by the laboratory, and is based on the new graduate courses in statistical theory and methods taught by the faculty of the lab and invited renown Russian and international professors. These courses are available to students at HSE, elsewhere in Russia, and internationally.... [-]


Master in Financial Economics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Russia Moscow

A unique blend of theory- and practice-based courses in micro- and macroeconomics, econometrics, and corporate finance [+]

Both academically rigorous and applied, this programme prepares students for successful careers as professional economists. Students take theory-based courses in micro- and macroeconomics, econometrics, asset pricing, and corporate finance, as well as applied courses in different fields of economics and finance.

Graduates receive a degree from HSE and an official letter of validation from LSE certifying that the completed programme meets international standards. They go onto careers working for top international financial institutions, technology companies, and consulting firms, or enter doctoral programmes in economics or finance at the world’s best universities.

Curriculum First year: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics I & II, Financial Economics I (Asset Pricing), Research Seminar | Mathematics for Economists and Finance, Russian Economy and Financial System, Research Seminar Second year: Econometrics III, Fixed Income Analysis and Derivatives, Financial Economics II (Corporate Finance), Risk Management*, Advanced Topics in Finance, Industrial Organisation, Research Seminar | Investment Analysis*, Strategic Financial Management*, International Trade and Development*, International Financial Management*, Advanced Topics in Finance, Topics in Applied Finance, Research Seminar, MSc Dissertation *Optional courses: students must take a minimum of four to graduate Partner Universities The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) The Tilburg School of Economics and Management Career opportunities ... [-]

Master in System and Software Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2016 Russia Moscow + 1 more

Learn how to produces software, information and communication technologies, and systems on an industrial scale [+]

This programme trains professionals in the industrial production of software, information and communication technologies, and systems for various purposes. After the first year, students choose a specialization: Software Development Management or Mobile Applications Design and Development. Through the second track, students can earn a second degree from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Students deepen their knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of software engineering, management, and economics. Through internships at leading Russian and international companies, practical trainings, and team projects, they also acquire on-the-job experience.

Software Development Management ... [-]

MSc in Applied Social Psychology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Russia Moscow

Training in theoretical and applied social psychology for future psychologists, researchers and academics (double-degree with Tilburg University) [+]

What makes a leader? Why do people behave irrationally?

This unique double-degree programme with Tilburg University provides training in theoretical and applied social psychology to prepare students for careers in academia or in applied research settings.

During the first year in Moscow at HSE, students focus on social and cross-cultural psychology, learning how external factors influence behavior and how to identify cultural differences. The second year, which can be spent at Tilburg University or at HSE, is devoted to organizational and economic psychology. Students study with world-renowned psychology experts and have the flexibility to combine the programme with a specialization in another field, for example, management or Asian studies. ... [-]


MSc in Big Data Systems

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Russia Moscow

Focusing on the value aspect and implementation of big data for large enterprises, preparing students for applied work and research [+]

This programme focuses on the value aspect and implementation of big data for large enterprises. Big data technology has incredible value across financial, telecommunications, and government services, with the possibility of reducing costs and improving efficiency.

Through core courses, electives, research seminars, and a master’s thesis, students acquire a strong foundation in the fundamental principles and technological components of big data. From cloud computing and data visualization to predictive modeling and big data-based risk analytics, a wide array of topics are available for students to master.

Graduates go onto careers working on systems within large companies and organizations or carrying out scientific research.... [-]


MSc in Cognitive Sciences and Technologies: From Neuron to Cognition

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Russia Moscow

Focusing on cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and modeling to understand the specific molecular, physiological, and cognitive mechanisms that underlie behavior. [+]

How do memories, emotions, cognition, and consciousness actually work?

This programme trains students in advanced and combined cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and modeling. Focusing on contemporary research on the specific molecular, physiological, and cognitive mechanisms underlying behavior, the programme combines English-taught lectures by world-class scientists with practical training at leading laboratories in Moscow and Europe.

Students develop a clear view of recent advances in cognitive science and neuroscience in connection to linguistics, biology, psychology, and other related disciplines. Using its affiliation with research laboratories in Moscow, the programme places an emphasis on conducting individual and group research projects, so that students acquire the skills necessary for leading multidisciplinary projects.... [-]


MSc in Mathematics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Russia Moscow

Training professional researchers and experts in mathematical sciences in Moscow, one of the world's capitals of mathematics. [+]

This programme trains professional researchers in mathematical sciences and experts in mathematical education. Moscow has long been considered one of the world’s capitals for mathematics, and this rigorous programme is an opportunity to study under leading experts in the field.

In the first year, students construct individual study plans according to their own interests and goals. Under the supervision of faculty advisors, students complete a course project at the end of their first year and submit a Master’s thesis at the end of their second.

Graduates are well prepared to enter PhD programmes, have their own independent research agendas and experience, and possess teaching experience at the university level. ... [-]


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