Russian Studies is a new Master’s programme offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences that aspires to train students to work in Russia and with Russia by providing them with multifaceted theoretical and applied knowledge about today’s Russia. We train you to unwrap the mysteries of Russia and resolve its riddles.
The programme is intended both for international students who wish to pursue a career requiring knowledge of Russia, and Russians who desire to understand the world of Russia and the country’s role globally.
The Russian Studies programme includes basic courses in political science alongside a wide range of specialized courses on Russian politics, society, economics and business, as well as communication with Russia and Russians. The programme’s competitive advantage is its multidisciplinary approach: to comprehend Russia, one has to be versed in more than one academic field. The second advantage is its unique faculty team, which includes renowned Russian researchers and practitioners. HSE’s Faculty of Social Sciences constitutes Russia’s largest school of comparative politics and is a home to top experts in Russian regional politics, as well as a number of experts working with Russian government agencies in various fields of public administration.
Studying Russia in the very heart of Russia at one of the country’s best universities: can you imagine a better career start?