• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Bridging political science, public policy, international relations, and project management, the programme includes the following key topics: contemporary political systems and global economy; how to develop relations between governments, international organizations, global businesses, and other actors; how political decisions and policies are made and can be influenced.

The Political Science and World Politics programme at National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) curriculum is designed to develop both practice-oriented and research skills throughout the four years of studies. This allows our graduates to choose a career path they strive for. While core courses in the field of political science and world politics provide students with general understanding of how politics and international relations work, there are several blocks of courses that help students master specific skills particularly valuable on the marketplace.

Career:

Our graduates typically continue their studies upon graduation, and enroll in various prestigious MA programmes, both in political science and international relations, and in a number of adjacent academic areas. The knowledge and skills provided within the BA programme suffice for an informed and unrestricted choice of future career, but they also allow for shaping an ongoing educational trajectory even in new fields of study.

Among the universalities our graduates choose to proceed with their MA studies are the University of Tartu (Estonia), the Central European University in Budapest (Hungary), the Radbound University (the Netherlands), the University of Glasgow and the Cardiff University in the United Kingdom. In Russia these include the European University in St. Petersburg, the St. Petersburg State University, the HSE in Moscow, the Moscow State University and others.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Orientation
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Law
  • The Power of Rhetoric
  • Economic Theory

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • High school certificate or equivalent recognized by the Russian Federation and duly legalised, if applicable (if you do not yet have your high school certificate at the time of application, you can submit an official high school transcript of records for last 3 years).
  • Successful passing of 2 programme-specific entrance examinations (online or on-campus)

Technological Requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5016 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5016 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5016 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5016 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Tuition fee in the national currency is 330.000 RUB per year.

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 34733 - 58700 RUB/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

International students can apply to study at HSE for free through full-tuition scholarships. 

This merit-based scholarship will completely waive all tuition fees for selected full-degree Bachelor's programmes at HSE. However, the full-tuition scholarships are not available for double-degree programmes with the University of London and Kyung Hee University.

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