MSc in Mathematics

Higher School of Economics

Program Description

MSc in Mathematics

Higher School of Economics

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.

Programme benefits

  • Learn from leading experts in Mathematics and Mathematical Physics
  • Choose from a wide range of special topics courses and research seminars
  • Study in a stimulating, dynamic, and supportive learning environment
  • Elect to combine our MSc programme with international MSc or integrated graduate programmes
  • Work closely with an academic advisor who will supervise your course project and Master’s thesis
  • Take advantage of several short-term study abroad opportunities at HSE partner universities in France and Japan
  • Qualify to continue in the HSE PhD programme or go onto other international PhD programmes in Mathematics (HSE graduates are accepted by top mathematics schools, including Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Berkeley, Chicago, Columbia, Toronto, Ann Arbor, Berlin, Hanover, Nice, etc.)
  • Take part in a wide variety of mathematics events in Moscow
  • Apply for teaching and research assistantship positions
  • Study for free on a full-tuition scholarship
  • Career opportunities

    Graduates who wish to pursue a research career in mathematics are expected to continue their training at the PhD level. Otherwise, this MSc diploma certifies a substantial background in mathematics, which will give graduates a competitive advantage when applying to jobs in finance and economics.

    Partner universities:

  • Ecole Polytechnique (France)
  • Kyoto University (Japan)
  • Leiden University (the Netherlands)
  • University of Tokyo (Japan)
  • University of Luxembourg
  • Application requirements:

  • Application form
  • CV
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Academic transcripts
  • List of course projects in mathematics or physical sciences (optional)
  • 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 December 30, 2016
    Duration & Price
    This course is Campus based
    Start Date
    Start date
    Sept. 2017
    2 years
    Full time
    260,000 RUB
    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
    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 260,000 RUB
    per year (scholarships available)