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The Bachelor in International Relations is an English-taught parallel degree programme that combines the academic strengths of HSE and University of London and enables students to earn Russian and British degrees. Over the course of four years, students study a wide range of subjects, including political science, history, economics, and foreign languages. Graduates of the programme are well prepared to begin their careers in business, civil service or academia, or to continue their education by pursuing a master’s degree in Russia or internationally.

4 years
Full-time Programme
620 000 RUB/year
Tuition Fee in 2018
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers not applicable
Instruction in English
Partner Universities
Maxim Bratersky, Programme Head of the Programme 'HSE and University of London Parallel Degree Programme in International Relations'


Our students at the UN Model (University of New York in Abu Dhabi)

Our students Filip Lazarev, Polina Butko, Kartikei Negi and Kristina Erokhina share their experience and impressions of participating in the UN Model (University of New York in Abu Dhabi).

Our Students at the XIX World Youth and Students Festival in Sochi

Our amazing students share their opinion about the most incredible festival of young people from all over the world.

Roundtable "The Challenges of Separation to the European Union".

On October 10th, the HSE and University of London Parallel Degree Programme of International relations invited Marek Neumann of the Netherlands to participate in a roundtable concerning “The Challenges of Separatism to the European Union”. 

"Reception" - a meeting of students and professors.

As part of tradition, on September 29th an informal meeting of teachers and students took place to discuss the upcoming academic year. 

Data Science in IR

On June 15, the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of the School of International Affairs hosted Denis Stukal, a former HSE graduate, who gave a Guest Lecture to the students of the Parallel Degree Bachelor's Programme in International Relations. 

HSE Day 2017

HSE Day – an annual celebration held at the beginning of September in Gorky Park is the most important day for anyone and everyone connected to HSE. By the way, HSE Day 2017 was not an exception.

The conference "After the end of Revolution: Constitutional Order Amid the Crisis of Democracy"

On the 1st and 2nd of September a joint conference took place between NRU HSE and the Telos-Paul Piccone Institute. It’s subject: "After the End of Revolution: The Constitutional Order of the Amid the Crisis of Democracy" was heavily debated at the Higher School of Economics campus. 

Yaroslav Kuzminov on the changes that await Russian education

Recently, Rector of the Higher School of Economics, Yaroslav Kuzminov, spoke with newsmaker “Izvestia” and described upcoming changes for Russian education. 

HSE Joins Top 50 in QS Rankings of Young Universities

The Higher School of Economics (HSE) has taken 48th place in the QS Top 50 Under 50 ranking. Furthermore, it is the sole Russian academic institution in this ranking.

HSE the Only Russian University in ARWU Global Ranking in Sociology, Political Sciences, and Economics

HSE has entered the ShanghaiRanking's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in four subjects and become the only Russian university in three of them (sociology, political sciences, and economics). HSE is among the world’s Top 75 universities in Sociology. This is the first time HSE has made it into the ARWU.