Master in International Relations in Eurasia

Higher School of Economics

Program Description

Master in International Relations in Eurasia

Higher School of Economics

Programme Overview

The Master’s Programme in International Relations in Eurasia is a further development of our cooperation with the University of Kent (UK), it is unique in its structure, education methods and topics. The programme has been developed in partnership with the Department of International Relations and Politics and University College London (UCL).

The programme includes a core group of courses in international relations and political science which are taught at the University of Kent, UCL and at the HSE (at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs), as well as two specialized modules in the final part of study involving some courses in international relations and world political economy and political science.

The programme is administered by an international Academic committee which includes representatives from the University of Kent, UCL and the HSE.

All students (Russian and international from partner universities and other countries) will study at the HSE (second year) and at the partner university in the UK (first year). The teaching is carried out in English. Graduates receive master’s degrees from both the HSE and one of the UK universities.

The programme is aimed at preparing students to work in international business, politics and science. The basis of the programme is methods of complex analysis of political and economic problems and trends in international relations, as well as the study of the political and economic problems in some of the most important regions in the world. A special focus is placed on issues of strengthening correlations between the economy and politics in modern international affairs.

The format of the programme is a two-year master’s programme. Half of the courses in the programme are standard and compulsory for all, the other half will be offered as optional. Graduates of this programme will be in-demand in Russian and foreign governmental bodies, international organizations, research and consulting organizations, private companies, NGOs and the media. Taking into account the fact that a special emphasis in the programme is placed on the problem of the economic perspective of international relations, graduates can work as experts in relationships between Russian and international business and governmental bodies, and as experts on foreign policy support of entrepreneurship, who have deep knowledge of international relations, world economy and world politics.

Programme structure and organization

The programme is carried out by the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs in partnership with the University of Kent and UCL.

Teachers on the programme are professors at the HSE, the University of Kent in Canterbury and University College London.

The programme is full-time and involves two years of education. During the first year the students study at the Department of International Relations and Politics, University of Kent (Canterbury, UK) or in UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES). During the second year the students study in Moscow. The focus of the second year is on Eurasian policy.

The teaching is in English.

Total number of credits in the programme is 120 ECTS. Each year of education is worth 60 credits. The master’s thesis is defended on the second year, at the Higher School of Economics. The programme is fee-paying. The programme is offered for Russian, British and other international students.

Politics & Security Track

Politics & Security Track is delivered under IMESS Consortium in collaboration with the University College of London.

The track lasts two years. Each student spends year 1 at the University College of London before progressing to HSE for the second year.

On successfully completing the degree, all students will have attained 60 ECTS during each year of the Programme. Each of the two universities attended by the student will award a full 120 ECTS Masters:

  1. MA in IMESS: Politics and Security (from UCL)
  2. MA in International Relations (from HSE)

Prerequisites

All applicants should hold (or expect to obtain) an upper second class honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject area.

All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programme e.g. ‘good’ level in accordance with the Programme Language Policy.

Fees

The EU (incl EEA-EFTA) fee for applicants for the academic term 2017/18 is €11,620 per year. The International fee for students from outside of the EU (incl EEA-EFTA) for the academic term 2017/18 is €20,680 per year.

Politics & International Economy

Politics & International Economy is delivered under IMESS Consortium in collaboration with the University College of London.

The track lasts two years. Each student spends year 1 at the University College of London before progressing to HSE for the second year.

On successfully completing the degree, all students will have attained 60 ECTS during each year of the Programme. Each of the two universities attended by the student will award a full 120 ECTS Masters:

  1. MA in IMESS: Politics and Security (from UCL)
  2. MA in International Relations (from HSE)

Prerequisites

All applicants should hold (or expect to obtain) an upper second class honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject area.

All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programme e.g. ‘good’ level in accordance with the Programme Language Policy.

Fees

The EU (incl EEA-EFTA) fee for applicants for the academic term 2017/18 is €11,620 per year. The International fee for students from outside of the EU (incl EEA-EFTA) for the academic term 2017/18 is €20,680 per year.

International Relations Track

International Relations Track is delivered in collaboration with the University of Kent, Canterbury, the UK.

The track lasts two years. Each student spends year 1 at the University of Kent before progressing to HSE for the second year.

On successfully completing the degree, all students will have attained no less than 60 ECTS during each year of the Programme. Each of the two universities attended by the student will award a full 120 ECTS Masters:

  1. MA in International Relations (from the University of Kent)
  2. MA in International Relations (from HSE)

Prerequisites

All applicants should hold (or expect to obtain) an upper second class honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject area.

All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programme e.g. ‘good’ level in accordance with the Programme Language Policy

Fees

  • 1st year – £9 780
  • 2nd year – €7 500.

Career Opportunities

The Program alumni build their careers along various trajectories. Their first choice is usually private and state companies, both international and Russian ones, with a focus on international markets. Students’ skills blended with their knowledge of languages help them to build their careers effectively in such companies on different positions.

Another career avenue are being offered by international organizations and NGOs, both international ones working in Russia and Russian ones working abroad. Our alumni working there demonstrate not only their language skills but also impressive intellectual level and knowledge of political and social dynamics.

The third field of prospective occupation is media and journalism. In this field our students demonstrate their writing talents and experience in writing texts, articles, reports etc. Another specific field of occupation is diplomatic service and academia. Our School does not position itself as a leading diplomatic and foreign service school, but as we see from the career trajectories of our alumni, our training turns out to be absolutely competitive in comparison with specialized diplomatic schools. Academia is not a common choice either fro our alumni, but this field offers a goof perspective for personal development and career growth as well, both at HSE and at other think tanks, universities and research centers.

The criteria award points

The criteria award points under the following headings with percentage weights in brackets:

  • Academic merit (35%);
  • Personal statement of motivation and research interests (35%);
  • References (10%);
  • English language (10%) and
  • Other – relevant experience/interests (10%).
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 27, 2017
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