Master Degree in Social Sciences in Russia

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A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.

Russia or, also officially known as the Russian Federation, is a country in northern Eurasia. Education in Russia is provided predominantly by the state and is regulated by the Ministry of Education and Science. In Russia, it takes about 70 % of training time for the contact lessons with a teacher, the rest 30 % of the workload are devoted to the independent study of the material.

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Master in Comparative Politics of Eurasia

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow Nizhny Novgorod + 1 more

The HSE St. Petersburg Masters Programme in "Comparative Politics of Eurasia" responds to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region, including the former Soviet Union and the countries of East Asia, as well as the associated need for both national and international expertise in the comparative politics of this vital region. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Russia 2018. Programme Overview The HSE St. Petersburg Masters Programme in "Comparative Politics of Eurasia" responds to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region, including the former Soviet Union and the countries of East Asia, as well as the associated need for both national and international expertise in the comparative politics of this vital region. The programme provides for a discipline based professional training in Comparative Politics complemented with an advanced, specialist understanding of the unique and challenging political and social environment of the Eurasian region. The programme curriculum is developed around a core conceptual training in comparative political science and a comprehensive empirical training in contemporary methods of social science research. Alongside this core, the programme offers an exciting range of elective courses in two broad groups. The first group, augmenting the core training in comparative political science covers: politics and society in contemporary Russia; the social and political transformations of Central Asia, China and Vietnam; and the political economy of post-communist development. A second, more multi-disciplinary grouping of courses includes those that cover: the international relations of Russia, Central Asia, China and Vietnam; Russia’s energy policies and dilemmas; and Russia’s geo-political standing in the context of the wider Arctic region. The Programme’s location in St. Petersburg with its extraordinary cultural and historical heritage will provide students with unique opportunities for cultural enrichment, historical understanding and the learning of Russian language. Within the structure of the programme, students can take classes... [-]

Master in Politics. Economics. Philosophy.

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The mission of our PEP programme is to provide an opportunity for a cohort of bright, ambitious and motivated students to master two basic areas – economics and political science – as well as to broaden their philosophical outlook, develop critical thinking and social communication skills, and enhance their social and academic capital. [+]

Programme Overview The mission of our PEP programme is to provide an opportunity for a cohort of bright, ambitious and motivated students to master two basic areas – economics and political science – as well as to broaden their philosophical outlook, develop critical thinking and social communication skills, and enhance their social and academic capital. The PEP programme in designed for those graduates of undergraduate programmes of participating faculties at HSE and other leading universities who aspire to strengthen their intellectual capacity and acquire additional skills, or to master new professional and career tracks. It is intended to provide new opportunities for the most talented young people motivated to absorb new ideas, tools, and techniques developed in the social sciences. It is open either to the graduates with a solid background in quantitative methods (mathematics, econometrics, computer modelling, etc.) striving to apply them to the most pressing social and economic problems, as well as to young philosophers and social theorists concerned with gaps and controversies in contemporary social sciences. The programme offers two professional career tracks for its students: Experts and consultants in the field of strategic decision-making in either public bodies or non-governmental organizations (government, ministries, political parties, PR agencies, business analytical centres, NGOs, etc.) Analysts, researchers and teachers in academia who are motivated to continue their studies in PhD programmes at leading universities in Russia and abroad. What is the target group of the programme? The PEP programme is designed for people who are not satisfied with too... [-]

Master in Applied and Interdisciplinary History: Usable Pasts

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow Nizhny Novgorod + 1 more

Built on international experience of developing similar programmes, we use methodologies of global, comparative and transnational historical research that facilitate the study of patterns connecting European, Russian, Eurasian and global history. A crucial feature of the programme is its interdisciplinary character. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Russia 2018. About the Programme A large part of historical studies is conducted as applied research. Using and interpreting historical data enables historian to construct "usable pasts" as a tool for understanding the present and imagining possible and alternative avenues of future development. Applied history embraces methods and practices dealing with identification, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of historical artifacts, texts, structures, and landscapes. In one part of our training we focus on material objects in history and their meanings within the framework of heritage and memory studies. The other part of the training will encompass a critical approach to the politics of circulation of historically formed discourses of identity and legitimacy in present day society. The two-pronged approach to the complex problem of historical legacy and heritage will fill out the gap in professional training in history and provide a platform for creating interactive processes that link the historical object, the historian, and the public. Built on international experience of developing similar programmes, we use methodologies of global, comparative and transnational historical research that facilitate the study of patterns connecting European, Russian, Eurasian and global history. A crucial feature of the programme is its interdisciplinary character. In our view, applied history suffers from insufficient dialogue with research in other disciplines, not limited to other branches of humanities but social and natural sciences, including economics, geography and ecology. For that reason, the programme not only solicits applicants with undergraduate degrees in history, but actively seeks... [-]

Master in Population and Development

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The main aim of the "Population and Development" programme is to train the specialists who will be ready for practical development problems solution. These challenges could be results of rapid changes in social and economic sphere or on the other hand be set by the public administration on different levels to prevent the negative consequences of population changes or to utilize the positive demographic impact. [+]

About the Programme The main aim of the "Population and Development" programme is to train the specialists who will be ready for practical development problems solution. These challenges could be results of rapid changes in social and economic sphere or on the other hand be set by the public administration on different levels to prevent the negative consequences of population changes or to utilize the positive demographic impact. The programme develops students’ skills in applying multi-disciplinary analytic approaches to population development and resource allocation issues that are essential for management and public administration in numerous sectors. The specialists graduated from our programme will have skills and knowledge in principals of population changes and social economic development. They will be able to use modern methods of data analysis and interpretation of the results. They will understand the capacities and limitations of the basic instruments of development and their practical usage. Core Lecturers The two-year programme offers a range of courses (including electives) taught in English by key specialists (PhD holders in Economics, Sociology, Geography, Philosophy, Math and Physics) in the field from the Higher School of Economics (Institute of Demography and Public Administration Department, Faculty of Economics) and its partner universities including Russian Academy of Science, New Economics School, Moscow Lomonosov State University, and RANEPA. Specialists from different public sector services and managers from private companies. Lecturers from international universities and research centers: (University of Chicago, Stockholm University, University of Southampton, Sapienza — Università di Roma). What students will learn A... [-]

Master in Comparative Social Research

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The aim of our program is to provide the theoretical and methodological instruments in order to shed light on the differences between nations, cultures and other social groups. In the seminars and lectures our students investigate social problems and issues in today´s world from a perspective of interconnectedness between the social action of individuals at different levels of collectivity, such as, for example, societies and cultures. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Russia 2018. About program Comparative Social Research In our globalized world of today a huge variety of nations, cultures and societies comprised of an even bigger variance of political, ethnical, religious and other groups, are interconnected and develop in relation with each other. That is why it is of utmost importance to find solutions to contemporary problems and conflicts, which take into account the characteristics and conditions of all societies and social groups concerned. But in order to judge if policies around the globe are successful in solving today´s problems, we need to understand and explain, how societies in their plural existence evolve and why they do this in a particular way. To do so, is the approach of comparative social research! Our Program´s Approach The aim of our program is to provide the theoretical and methodological instruments in order to shed light on the differences between nations, cultures and other social groups. In the seminars and lectures our students investigate social problems and issues in today´s world from a perspective of interconnectedness between the social action of individuals at different levels of collectivity, such as, for example, societies and cultures. Our programs provides in-depth insights into how the individuals approaches to social reality, using either quantitative methodology for investigating norms and values, or qualitative methodology for accessing the individuals interpretations of their life-world. Our Study Plan Our 2-year study plan is focused on training our students to conduct theory-orientated and methodologically rigorous empirical... [-]

Master in Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The MA programme has the distinction of being the only one given in English for Asian Studies in Russia, using written material in the languages of the area as the basic research resource. [+]

Programme Overview The MA programme has the distinction of being the only one given in English for Asian Studies in Russia, using written material in the languages of the area as the basic research resource. What are the benefits of the programme? As will be seen, the programme is transparently formulated to allow our students to enhance their career prospects internationally in academics, diplomacy, non-governmental and governmental corporations. Our partners – with either formal contracts allowing credit exchange or informal relationships developed over the decades – receive our students with great anticipation, knowing our reputation and glad to have such dedicated academics contributing to international research. So come with us on a short exploration of each aspect of our programme, then contact us with assurance that if you are interested in graduate work in Asian Studies, this is the place to be! Master’s Programme "Socio- economic and Political Development of Modern Asia" is aimed at training researchers to conduct inter-disciplinary research and to use internationally recognized methods of study in the areas of politics, economics, sociology, culture, ethnicity, religions, and linguistics with regard to Asian countries and peoples. What will I study? Modern world order and Asia, the processes of globalization and modernization Socio-economic and political transformation of Asian societies Systems of modern public administration, hierarchy, political regimes and clan interactions National and religious identity in Asia Principal challenges in modern Asia: ethno-religious conflicts, ecological problems, water resources, inequality in socio-economic development International relations in Asia, international organizations, traditional systems... [-]

Master in International Relations in Eurasia

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

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). [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Russia 2018. 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... [-]

Master in Political Analysis and Public Policy

Higher School of Economics
Campus Part time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The Master's in Public Policy is a two-year innovative practice-oriented program developing the skills required to articulate issues of public concern, analyze alternative policies, facilitate the adoption and implementation of specific public choices, and evaluate their effects. The goal is to educate professional analysts and managers capable to deal with complex public policy issues of the modern world. [+]

Program overview The Program was developed on the basis of American model of teaching Public Policy Analysis - namely of Public Policy Institute of the Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University, where the head of this program was teaching in 1993-1995. Since 2006 the Program accepts foreign students and provides courses in English as HSE contribution to the Bologna Process. We are constantly developing and improving the program and involve representatives from the leading Russian, European and American universities, most influential think tanks and renowned international organizations into the teaching process. The Program has two concentrations: Public Policy Analysis, and Human Rights and Democratic Governance. Concentration in Public Policy Analysis is the outcome of the search for the ultimate professional education program and combines theoretical and practical training with the cutting-edge international and Russian experience in the field. The concentration in Human Rights and Democratic Governance was created on the basis of the UN Program. The program was the first of its kind in Russia and is analogous to the European Master's in Human Rights. The Master's in Public Policy is a two-year innovative practice-oriented program developing the skills required to articulate issues of public concern, analyze alternative policies, facilitate the adoption and implementation of specific public choices, and evaluate their effects. The goal is to educate professional analysts and managers capable to deal with complex public policy issues of the modern world. The program provides each student with a strong multi-disciplinary foundation of skills and knowledge and an opportunity... [-]

The Dual Degree in WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security

Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security is the first Russian-American master’s program at MGIMO, taught by leading academics and practitioners from Russia, the United States, and other countries. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Russia 2018. Program Profile WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security is the first Russian-American master’s program at MGIMO, taught by leading academics and practitioners from Russia, the United States, and other countries. The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), and PIR Center have partnered to develop the Dual Degree in Nonproliferation Studies. Our Aim The program prepares students for professional careers in the nonproliferation field in national governments, international organizations, academia, think tanks, and the private sector. The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on global security, history, science and technology, area studies, public policy, and research methods—with a particular emphasis on practical skills. Intended Outcomes The program will provide students with essential competencies: advanced knowledge of WMD nonproliferation regimes, both global and regional knowledge about peaceful uses of nuclear energy and how to minimize potential proliferation risks familiarity with best practices in nuclear and WMD security knowledge of arms control and disarmament knowledge of terrorism and tools for countering it quantitative analysis skills foreign language skills strong practical skills from internship opportunities in Moscow, Monterey, Washington, D.C., Geneva, and Vienna Unique Courses and Program Structure Students will take classes at MGIMO in Moscow in the fall semester of the first year. They will take classes at MIIS in Monterey in the second and third semesters (spring of the first year and fall of the second year). The fourth and final semester will be devoted to an... [-]

Master in Russian Culture

Saint Petersburg State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

The program offers an in-depth study of the fundamentals of the Russian culture, the formation and development of Russia’s cultural identity, the methods to conduct research in Russian culture, hallmarks of Russian mentality. [+]

Overview The program offers an in-depth study of the fundamentals of the Russian culture, the formation and development of Russia’s cultural identity, the methods to conduct research in Russian culture, hallmarks of Russian mentality. It aims to provide graduates with a fundamental knowledge of different fields of Russian cultural studies. The program trains professionals with a strong awareness of both historical aspects of the Russian culture and contemporary Russia’s cultural scene. Graduates of the program will be equipped with knowledge and skills enabling them to land jobs in various areas of humanitarian work, public and private companies, and other organizations looking for professionals able to provide creative solutions with advanced education and communication technologies.   Programme outline Compulsory courses: Morality Patterns in the Russian Culture Byzantinism as a Religious, Artistic and Cultural Phenomenon and Its Influence on the Russian Culture Russian Culture of the Pre-Petrine Period Russian Folk Culture: Categories and Principles Russian Regionalism: The Dialectics of the Centre and the Provinces History of the Russian Culture from Peter the Great to 1917 Russian Philosophy: Main Ideas and Trends Philosophical Aspects of the Old Russian Literature Slavophilism and Westernism in the Russian Culture Philosophy of Politics and Law in Russia Enlightenment in Russia The Russian Identity Issue and the Stranger Category Spiritual-Academic Tradition in Philosophy and Culture Conservative and Revolutionary Trends in the Russian Culture Russian Musical Culture Theatre in Russia Russian Culture of the Soviet and Post-Soviet Periods Russian Literature and Literary Centralism of the Russian Philosophy Russian Émigré Environment... [-]

Master in Strategic and Arms Control Studies

Saint Petersburg State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

Unique and the first of its kind in Russia, the program offers insights into current military and political issues. The course provides students with an intellectually stimulating education, analytical skills and rigour to pursue a career in national and international organizations and bureaus of political and military affairs. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Russia 2018. Overview Unique and the first of its kind in Russia, the program offers insights into current military and political issues. The course provides students with an intellectually stimulating education, analytical skills and rigour to pursue a career in national and international organizations and bureaus of political and military affairs. Programme outline Main courses: General principles and methods of strategic analysis Strategy and politics in XIX-ХХI Analysis of military strategy of a modern state Current issues of international regime evolution of the arms control Current approaches to phenomenon of evolution in military Main research areas: Role of the international organizations and states in arms control Armed conflicts in modern world Use of armed forces by the modern states International cooperation in military sphere, defense diplomacy National military strategy of various states Credits: 120 ECTS [-]

Master in International Relations

Saint Petersburg State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

This master degree program is the balanced combination of university courses covering topical issues of Russia and a curriculum recognized by the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. [+]

Overview This master degree program is the balanced combination of university courses covering topical issues of Russia and a curriculum recognized by the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. The program is aimed to train highly qualified professionals for their future work at public service institutions, international organizations and international businesses. It creates a new generation of leaders competent in general topical issues of international relations both in foreign and domestic policy of Russia. Programme outline Compulsory courses: Current Issues of the Theory of International Relations International Organizations and Global Government International Security International Political Economy Russia in the World Russia’s Identity Elective courses: EU Policies in the Post-Soviet Space Public Diplomacy The Energy Dimension of the World Politics Ecological Politics The Arctic Region in the Modern Political System Credits: 120 ECTS [-]

Master in International Sociology

Saint Petersburg State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

The program was established by SPbU Department of Sociology in collaboration with South Korean and European universities and academic foundations and is a part of the International Sociology program. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Russia 2018. Overview The program was established by SPbU Department of Sociology in collaboration with South Korean and European universities and academic foundations and is a part of the International Sociology program. Its mission is to build awareness of today’s social, political, economic and cultural problems and processes typical for the Western and Eastern societies in view of globalization as well as to develop skills in comparative sociological analysis of these problems and processes. All courses of the master program are taught in English by leading professors and lecturers from Russia, Germany, the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea. The students of the program have an opportunity to participate in international and Russian research projects and scientific conferences. They actively publish their research works in scientific journals in Russia and abroad. Programme outline Compulsory courses: Modern Sociological Theories Global Sociology Comparative Sociology Evolution of Social Inequality in Modern Societies Civil Society in Global Perspective Cross-cultural Communications with the View of Globalisation Sociology of Consumption in Modern Society Elective courses: Global Networks Religious Integration in Global Perspective Gender Issues with the View of Globalisation Globalization of Education and Science Urban Social Space: Cultural and Communicative Practices Effective Professional Communication Scientific Research Technology and Scientific Discourse Workshop on Comparative Sociology Credits: 120 ECTS [-]

Master's - Philosophy, Politics And Economics

Far Eastern Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Vladivostok

The program is aimed at the formation of the competences that allow for interdisciplinary research in the field of socio-humanitarian knowledge, implement knowledge management in interdisciplinary and international teams, examine complex social projects. It reflects the current trends of the globalized world, epistemic revolution in modern social science, the need for "global vision» (global vision), metodologizatsii modern scientific knowledge in solving political and economic problems. [+]

Program Overview The program is aimed at the formation of the competences that allow for interdisciplinary research in the field of socio-humanitarian knowledge, implement knowledge management in interdisciplinary and international teams, examine complex social projects. It reflects the current trends of the globalized world, epistemic revolution in modern social science, the need for "global vision» (global vision), metodologizatsii modern scientific knowledge in solving political and economic problems. The classical program in the field of social sciences and humanities, being implemented in many well-known universities (Oxford, Leiden University, University of Hamburg, University of York, Western Washington University). acquired competence ability to work in interdisciplinary project teams, including as the head; the ability to quickly learn new subject areas, identify contradictions, problems and develop alternative solutions; ability to develop scenarios of social processes; knowledge of methods of scientific research, the ability to formulate goals of scientific research and in-depth development thereof; the possibility of solving the complex problems of development and analytical support for the implementation of strategic development programs in the cultural, political and economic spheres; design and implementation of practice-oriented political and cultural projects and programs, including the program of strategic development of the regions taking into account the interests of the various economic and political subjects. Competitive advantages interdisciplinary and integrative (the program is being prepared "universalists" - the program does not narrow professional profile, and extending it); attractive for undergraduate different profiles sociohumanitarian preparation; training analysts generalists, capable of formulating and solving interdisciplinary problems. The area of ​​professional... [-]

Master - Russia in the Asia-Pacific Politics, Economics, Security

Far Eastern Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Vladivostok

FEFU’s MA Program in International Relations, Russia in the Asia-Pacific: Politics, Economics, and Security is taught in English and aimed at both Russian and foreign students. This is a graduate degree program in International Relations. It has a cross- [+]

Russia in the Asia-Pacific Politics, Economics, Security

Master’s degree program «Russia in the Asia-Pacific: Politics, Economics, Security” is administered by FEFU’s Oriental Institute - School of Regional and International Studies. It has a cross-disciplinary curriculum, offering courses in diverse fields, such as Political Science, International Political Economy, Security Studies, Regional Studies, Russian Studies, Law, Languages, and Intercultural Communication.

The program provides students with knowledge about international relations of the Asia-Pacific, about Russia’s foreign policy, Russian Far East and its multi-faceted engagement with the Asia-Pacific important processes and trends in the contemporary world politics. The program also introduces students to factors and processes in the sphere of international security and with their roles in maintenance of international peace. ... [-]