Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top three universities, the Higher School of Economics (HSE University) 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 35,000 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.

Our faculty, researchers, and students represent over 50 countries and are dedicated to maintaining the highest academic standards. Our newly-adopted structural reforms support HSE’s drive to internationalize and the ground-breaking research of our faculty, researchers, and students.

Now a dynamic university with four campuses, HSE is a leader in combining Russian education traditions with the best international teaching and research practices. HSE offers outstanding educational programmes from secondary school to postgraduate studies, with top departments and research centers in a number of international fields.

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ICEF provides students with the special opportunity to study for two degrees, one Russian and one British, from the HSE and from the University of London. Graduates of th ... [+]

ICEF provides students with the special opportunity to study for two degrees, one Russian and one British, from the HSE and the University of London. Graduates of this programme have a unique advantage in continuing their studies or in beginning their career anywhere in the world.

The programme is implemented with the academic support of the London School of Economics and Political Science, combining top Russian and British standards of higher education in economics and finance. Every year, students sit the independent examinations of the UoL International Programmes and the internal examinations of HSE.

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Led entirely in English, the parallel degree International Relations Bachelor programme prepares students for careers in the international public and private spheres. Suc ... [+]

Bachelor’s programme 'H.S.E. and University of London Parallel Degree Programme in International Relations'

Programme Overview

Led entirely in English, the parallel degree International Relations Bachelor programme prepares students for careers in the international public and private spheres. Successful graduates receive two degrees: a Russian Bachelor in International Relations from H.S.E. and a British Bachelor of Science (BSc) in International Relations from University of London (U.o.L.). All courses are taught in Moscow and students can apply to participate in short-term study programmes (for example, summer schools) in the UK. Staff from the London School of Economics and Political Science (L.S.E.) (which serves as the Lead College for the University of London International Relations BSc) develop the programme’s syllabi, prepare study materials, and assess students.... [-]

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This programme teaches students how to make reasonable and confident decisions relating to various spheres of international business. In particular, it is designed to pro ... [+]

About the programme

This programme aims to train experts with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge and practical skills who are able to make reasonable and confident decisions in various spheres of international business. Renowned researchers and professionals from leading international universities, companies, and analytical centres have been recruited to teach in the programme. Undergraduate students take part in academic mobility programmes and spend at least one semester studying at partner universities.

Starting from the 2015/2016 academic year, the programme in Management at the H.S.E. campus in St. Petersburg will be implemented in a new format with instruction in English. International business is the key focus of the programme. The programme includes elective subjects related to East Asia and Northern Europe.... [-]

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This programme is designed for students interested in understanding international and domestic politics and will prepare graduates for careers in government and policymak ... [+]

Programme Overview This programme is designed for students interested in understanding international and domestic politics and will prepare graduates for careers in government and policymaking, international business, and non-governmental organizations, or for further study. The programme’s curriculum combines political science, public policy studies, international relations, and project management and covers the key methodologies and theories in contemporary political science. The programme combines theoretical knowledge of political science with analysis of regional particularities of political and social processes. Comparative political analysis of political and social processes in different countries allows students to acquire expertise in the functioning of contemporary governments and their interactions with civil society and business organizations. Training in international relations will enhance understanding of contemporary modes of international cooperation and global political processes. By studying the basics of project management the students will get hands-on experience of real-life approaches to political issues. The programme offers two "geopolitical" tracks: Northern Europe in the European Union; BRICS and Russian Studies; and offers language training in either German or Chinese. ... [-]
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The ‘Russian Studies’ Bachelor’s programme is based on principles of complex social and humanitarian education, which provides students with an understanding of major cha ... [+]

New programme. First intake in 2019.

The ‘Russian Studies’ Bachelor’s programme is based on principles of complex social and humanitarian education, which provides students with an understanding of major characteristics and trends of social, cultural, economic and political development of Russia and its regional diversity. Advanced language training allows ‘Russian Studies’ graduates to communicate effectively in Russian and English in the professional domain and everyday life. Graduates will be able to work in government bodies, international companies’ offices in Russia, national and international mass media, non-governmental and interstate organizations, etc.

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The programme aims to train specialists who gather and process data using up-to-date technology and methodology. First-year students study Humanities, Social Sciences and ... [+]

The programme aims to train specialists who gather and process data using up-to-date technology and methodology. First-year students study Humanities, Social Sciences and several additional courses which help them to develop critical thinking, practical skills and methodology of sociological research. The graduates of the programme possess the knowledge and skills in data selection strategies that give them the opportunity to become competitive on the labor market in a variety of professional fields.

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International applicants to this Bachelor’s degree programme should meet the General Undergraduate Admission Requirements and the following programme-specific requirements:... [-]

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The ‘Economics and Politics in Asia’ BA Double Degree Programme offers students a unique opportunity to pursue two degrees, one Russian and one Korean, from H.S.E. and Ky ... [+]

New Programme. First intake in 2018.

The ‘Economics and Politics in Asia’ BA Double Degree Programme offers students a unique opportunity to pursue two degrees, one Russian and one Korean, from H.S.E. and Kyung Hee University. The programme's major courses are concentrated in East Asian Studies and focus on economics, politics, foreign policy, society and culture of China, Japan or Korea, as well as Asian languages.

This programme has the academic support of the College of International Studies, and thereby combines top Russian and Asian educational standards in International (Area) Studies. The first two years, as well as the fourth year, take place at H.S.E. in Moscow, while in the third year, students have an opportunity to study in Korea, China or Japan. Moreover, students have an opportunity to acquire an additional specialization in Global Business or International Relations.... [-]

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The aim of this programme is to train analysts and data scientists who are experienced in modern methods of machine learning, software development, working with big data ... [+]

New programme. First intake in 2018

The aim of this programme is to train analysts and data scientists who are experienced in modern methods of machine learning, software development, working with big data and developing analytical models for business. The programme is based on the successful experience of H.S.E.’s Bachelor’s programme in Applied Mathematics and Informatics and the longstanding work of the London School of Economic and Political Science (University of London).

Graduates of the programme will receive:

Bachelor of Sciences in Applied Mathematics and Informatics, H.S.E. Bachelor of Sciences in Data Science and Business Analytics, L.S.E. (University of London) About the Programme ... [-]
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ICEF provides students with the special opportunity to study for two degrees, one Russian and one British, from the HSE and from the University of London. Graduates of th ... [+]

ICEF provides students with the special opportunity to study for two degrees, one Russian and one British, from the HSE and from the University of London. Graduates of this programme have a unique advantage in continuing their studies or in beginning their career anywhere in the world.

The programme is implemented with the academic support of the London School of Economics and Political Science, combining top Russian and British standards of higher education in economics and finance.

Requirements

Entry examination:

International applicants have to pass 2 examinations: English language and Mathematics. Mathematics exam can be taken either in English or in Russian.

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The aim of the programme is to train highly qualified specialists, who possess extensive knowledge and practical skills in digital technologies management with a view to ... [+]

New programme. First intake in 2018

The aim of the programme is to train highly qualified specialists, who possess extensive knowledge and practical skills in digital technologies management with a view to development and encouraging innovation in business. Graduates receive two diplomas – a Bachelor of Science in Business Informatics from Higher School of Economics (H.S.E.) and a Bachelor of Science in Management and Digital Innovation from London School of Economics and Political Science (L.S.E.). This combination of fundamental disciplines in business informatics and L.S.E.’s specialized courses on management and digital innovation makes this programme one of a kind on the Russian market.... [-]

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This programme aims to train experts with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge and practical skills who are able to make reasonable and confident decisions in various sph ... [+]

Programme Overview

This programme aims to train experts with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge and practical skills who are able to make reasonable and confident decisions in various spheres of international business.

The unique design of the program enables a combination of the two most relevant foci: International Business and Business Analytics. Apart of these foci, the program provides a very strong fundamental core in business studies, flexible tracks in regional studies and international business and academic internships.

Applicability, aims, and challenges

The main principle of the program - to anticipate trends, to respond to the strategic challenges of a dynamic environment of global business, as well as to prepare the future leaders of these changes. Graduates of the Bachelor in International Business are supposed to become very demanded business analysts, visionaries, tentmakers.... [-]

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Communication design is the visual language of our time. Brand identity, package, advertisement, infographics, websites and applications use this language. Mastering this ... [+]

"Today design is the most important conductor of information, and a designer is a master of instant meaning, outrunning a long word with a quick picture" — Alexandra Kuznetsova, academic head of the undergraduate programmes of the HSE ART AND DESIGN SCHOOL. About

Communication design is the visual language of our time. Brand identity, package, advertisement, infographics, websites and applications use this language. Mastering this language is crucial to solve complex professional problems and apprehend the most vital ideas and concepts. The HSE ART AND DESIGN SCHOOL has created an elaborate teaching system to prepare such professionals. Our approach is based on practical studies: from the first day of education, the students are being involved in day-to-day realities of the industry.... [-]

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Environmental design forms the reality around people today. This is the exterior appearance of spaces and objects that surround us. Environmental designers create furnitu ... [+]

"At the stage of organizing the space, the designer becomes even more important than the architect, because he sees the person in the environment, revives this environment" — Alexander Dzhikia, curator of the BA profile Environmental Design About

Environmental design forms the reality around people today. This is the exterior appearance of spaces and objects that surround us. Environmental designers create furniture and interiors, urban environment and landscapes. This sphere as no other combines attitudes of conceptuality and utility. At the HSE ART AND DESIGN SCHOOL, environmental designers are taught both of them: students simultaneously create a comfortable environment and express complex thoughts by means of graphic communication. To learn environmental design means getting a chance to become a professional whose role in forming habitat is no less important than that of an engineer or an architect.... [-]

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