• Application Deadline
  • 48 months


Programme equips young people with solid knowledge in social sciences, including theory construction and model building, as well as the cutting-edge skills in data gathering, processing, analysis and visualization.  These skills are useful in any venue of future life in business or academia.

The programme also provides students with domain-specific competences, required for academic and professional success in the areas, related to the Internet and digitally transformed industries: consulting and marketing companies, internet advertising agencies, and digital start-ups, as well as in the online gaming industry and digital media.

The program includes not only sociological and humanities topics, but also applied elective courses in HR management and research, digital marketing and storytelling, knowledge management and organizational analysis, as well as mathematics, data analysis and computer science core, and theory construction and model building competences.

Choosing personal learning trajectory of elective courses and minor programs, our students can opt to dive deeper into data science and information systems topics, or applied topics in business, or enjoy educational paths with more cultural sociology, anthropology and the humanities in general.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

The programme includes strong theoretical Social Science core, including courses on Sociological Theory, Research Methodology and Methods, Economics, Social Stratification and Inequality, Argumentation and Academic Writing, strong Mathematics and Data Analysis core, and electives in applied topics in digital marketing, business and organizations, or focused on model building and data-analytical skills, or general issues of sociology like Youth Studies or Social Anthropology.

Besides traditional lectures, seminars and computer labs students also have research and applied project work of their choice. Our faculty invite academically-motivated students to participate in group projects, like Social Media studies, Learning Analytics, Gamification, Digital Urbanism, Youth Studies etc.


 Four points to check whether this programme is for you: 

  • You are interested in how behave in social networks and social media.
  • You believe Internet and the World Wide Web to be most important feature of 21st century life.
  • You want to combine interests in mathematics with the humanities and the study of society.
  • You would like to be working in digital business and/or marketing.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

1. High school certificate or equivalent (if you do not yet have your high school certificate at the time of application, you can submit an official high school transcript pf records for last 3 years).

2. Successful passing of 2 entrance exams (online or on-campus):                                    

  • Math (passing score is 50 out of 100)
  • English language (passing score is 60 out of 100)

Technological Requirements

A webcam and a microphone are required for taking the online exams. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    4370 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4370 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    4370 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4370 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.

Current tuition fee is indicated according to the currency rate of 14 December, 2018.

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.


HSE University – St. Petersburg provides a substantial annual tuition fee waiver.

  • Applicants with the cumulative score 130-149 for two entrance exams qualify for a 25% discount off tuition fee
  • Applicants with the cumulative score 150-169 for two entrance exams qualify for a 50% discount off tuition fee
  • Applicants with the cumulative score 170 and more for two entrance exams qualify for a 70% discount off tuition fee

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