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.
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:
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
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):
A webcam and a microphone are required for taking the online exams.
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.
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.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.