• Application Deadline
  • 48 months


The Sociology and Social Informatics programme at National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) includes not only general and specific sociological and humanities topics, but also mathematics and computer science, giving students the opportunity to become proficient in programming and information systems.

Courses in the humanities, social sciences, and other areas help students to develop skills in critical thinking and sociological research methodology. Graduates go on to work at consulting and marketing companies, internet advertising agencies, and digital start-ups, as well as in the online gaming industry and digital media.


The combination of sociological "core", managerial, analytical and IT disciplines defines the multifaceted modern work profile.

You can work in any organization and any field, where understanding of human behavior and their interactions, combined with modern methods of its analysis is essential:

  • specialists in web analytics and social media
  • planning and online advertising campaign management
  • analysis and customer relationship management
  • specialists in organizational and information systems
  • marketing and human studies

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Algebra and Analysis
  • Data Analysis in Sociology
  • Safe Living Basics
  • Project Proposal
  • Institutional analysis
  • Information Systems
  • Methodology and Methods for Sociological Research

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General 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).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4074 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4074 EUR 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 290.000 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.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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