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Bachelor’s Programme 'Political Science'

The Bachelor’s programme in Political Science focuses on the fundamentals of politics and on their practical application, both of which are essential in the professional world. Along with the theoretical disciplines of political analysis, comparative political science and political theory, the programme also provides training in economics, sociology, law and foreign languages. Graduates are highly sought after in administration, management, consulting, GR, and PR.

4 years
Full-time Programme
315 000 RUB/year
Tuition Fee in 2018
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers available
RUS
Instruction in Russian

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Illustration for news: HSE's Programmes in Political Science Receive International Accreditation

HSE's Programmes in Political Science Receive International Accreditation

Bachelor’s programme ‘Political Science’ and Master’s programmes ‘Applied Politics’ and ‘Politics. Economics. Philosophy’ have been granted international accreditation by Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZEvA), based in Hannover, Germany.

Illustration for news: HSE Hosts Workshop on Varieties of Democracy

HSE Hosts Workshop on Varieties of Democracy

On April 5 and 6, Professor Staffan Lindberg from the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg (Sweden) was invited to speak at HSE as part of a workshop on the Varieties of Democracy. The workshop was hosted by HSE’s School of Political Science and the Modernization Mobilization in Eurasia (MME) Project. The MME team carries out data-oriented studies of political participation and institutional transformation in China, Russia, Germany, Iran, Turkey and Japan.

Illustration for news: Authoritarian reversal: Turkish experience; Russian hackers and American elections; final presentations and Winter school closing ceremony

Authoritarian reversal: Turkish experience; Russian hackers and American elections; final presentations and Winter school closing ceremony

The Winter school for the Faculty of Social Sciences came to an end on the January 25th.

Second day of Winter school 2018

Lectures of leading political scientists, master-classes, heated debates, and project work till the late evening. 

The possible trends of authoritarian development, hybrid regimes, and for whom the presidential race is a ‘farewell tour’?

On the 23rd January the HSE Winter school 2018 of Faculty of Social Sciences has opened its doors for students from all over Russia and other countries.

Illustration for news: HSE Joins Top 50 in QS Rankings of Young Universities

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.

Chavez, Morales, Erdogan... Why voters may support non-democratic rule? Interview with Milan Svolik

On April 11 during the XVIIIth April International Academic Conference in HSE Professor Milan Svolik (Yale University) made his honorary presentation "When Polarization Trumps Civic Virtue: Partisan Conflict and the Subversion of Democracy by Incumbents". After his presentation Milan Svolik had a meeting with PoliSci students participating in the research project "50 shades of authoritarianism” (Prof. Andrei Melville). We managed to talk with Prof. Svolik on the margins of the conference.

Illustration for news: New Call for Fall 2017 Open

New Call for Fall 2017 Open

The new Call for the international student mobility within university-wide agreements in Fall 2017 is open from February 6 to March 5.

Illustration for news: 24th World Congress of Political Science

24th World Congress of Political Science

On July 23–28, Poznan hosted the 24th World Congress of Political Science, organized by the Polish Association of Political Science and Faculty of Political Science and Journalism of Adam Mickiewich University in Poznan. The student of HSE master program “Applied Social Psychology” Yana Maria Priestley took part in the Congress.

HSE E-mail for Students

At the end of August, all freshly enrolled HSE students will get HSE e-mail addresses. They will be able to get their addresses at their initial meetings with programme office staff*. We’d like to inform you more about the opportunities that come along with HSE e-mail.