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Programme is a balanced combination of three blocks of disciplines aimed at development of cognitive competencies in social theory, fundamental training in methods of sociological studies, development of professional analytical skills and practical competencies through mastering a broad spectrum of optional applied disciplines.
One of the key advantages is the combination of fundamental theoretical training with education in methods of sociological research at advanced level. Most of the courses contain a theoretical core and involve training to apply these theoretical concepts to the analysis of different sociological cases and problems (from societal evolution and explanation models to conceptualization of the problems of ideology, power, social policy, gender etc.)

2 years
Full-time Programme
RUS
Instruction in Russian

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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 Students Investigate International Academic Mobility Opportunities

On June 23, an international academic mobility fair took place at HSE. Over 25 universities from Europe, USA, China and Japan took part in the event.

Winners of Spring Student Project Contest Announced

Following the project public defense held on May 15-17, 2017, the winners of the Student Project Contest have been decided.

Admissions for HSE Doctoral Programmes Now Open

New regulations simplifying admissions to HSE’s doctoral programmes have been approved. The procedure includes two application waves that consider personal achievements, and offers more opportunities for those who speak foreign languages. Vice Rector Sergey Roshchin told us more about the changes.

HSE Enters Top 50 in THE Young University Rankings Under 30 Years Old

In its 25th anniversary year, HSE has marked new achievements, entering the Top 50 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings among universities under 30 years old, and in the Top 100 in the global Young University Rankings under 50. HSE has become the first Russian university to enter the top list of THE Young Universities, a global institutional ranking. 

HSE Leads in 8 Indicators in the Latest U-Multirank Ranking

HSE is among the leaders in 8 out of 35 indicators in the latest U-Multirank ranking, including student mobility, graduate entrepreneurial activity, and income from continuous professional development.

HSE Enters 13 QS Subject Rankings

The Higher School of Economics has made it onto 13 subject and two subject area rankings in the QS World University Ranking thanks to the university’s achievements as part of the Project 5-100. In addition, HSE was in the top 100 ranking for three subjects – Economics & Econometrics, Politics & International Studies, and Sociology – and it was the only Russian school in the Accounting & Finance 101-150 ranking. As for total number of subject rankings, HSE was third in Russia.

New Call for Spring 2017 Open

The new Call for the international student mobility within university-wide agreements in Spring 2017 is open from August 29 to September 18.

Electronic Portfolio Offers HSE Students New Service

HSE has been implementing LMS (Learning Management System) — an electronic system of education process support – for several years. A new service, called ‘Student Electronic Portfolio’ (StEP), which is based on LMS and gathers information about students’ achievements in various fields has been developed by the Administrative Staff Development Programme project group. 

HSE Online Courses Will Be Available after Coursera Platform Update

On June 30, the world's largest online education platform Coursera is switching to a new website offering a reduced list of available courses. Only those courses that are outdated and which the platform’s partner universities have not decided to renew will be eliminated. Any users who have yet to complete these courses are advised to download the remaining lectures and to self-study.