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Master’s Programme 'Comparative Social Research'

This programme provides students with the theoretical and methodological skills they need to investigate and analyze the similarities and differences among nations, cultures, and other social groups in order to understand how contemporary societies, social issues, and conflicts around the globe evolve.

Students get to engage in an international learning environment, with lecturers and other learners from all over the world. They also take part in international research projects, participate in research internships, either in Russia or at one of our partner institutions aboard, as well as have an opportunity to obtain a second degree in Germany or France through one of our double degree tracks.

Graduates are well-equipped for international careers in academia or research. Many of our students go on to doctoral programmes at our partner universities (or at HSE). Others begin their careers as research associates at international organizations such as the World Bank, the International Labour Organization, OECD, UNESCO, and UNICEF.

2 years
Full-time Programme
320 000 RUB/year
Tuition Fee in 2018
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers available
ENG
Instruction in English
Christian Fröhlich, Head of HSE Master’s Programme 'Comparative Social Research'

News

HSE Joins ARWU Top-100 in Two Subject Areas

The Higher School of Economics (HSE) has entered the Top-100 in Sociology and Mathematics of the Shanghai Ranking. It is also now the leader on this ranking among Russian universities in Economics, Political Science and Management.

Illustration for news: New Double Degree with EHESS Paris

New Double Degree with EHESS Paris

HSE and L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) have signed an agreement for the provision of a double degree track for the HSE’s Master's programme in Comparative Social Research. This is the second double degree track being offered to students of this programme. Earlier this year, a similar agreement was signed with the Free University of Berlin.

Illustration for news: Official opening of the Double Degree track

Official opening of the Double Degree track

On June 7th, the official opening of the Double Diploma joint master program (Comparative Social Research HSE + East European Studies of the Freie Universität Berlin) was held at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. The event was attended by representatives of both universities, German Embassy in Russia and DAAD.

Illustration for news: Hanspeter Kriesi will give two lectures at HSE

Hanspeter Kriesi will give two lectures at HSE

LSCR Chief Research Fellow Hanspeter Kriesi will give a couple of introductory lectures at HSE on April, 16th and 18th.

Illustration for news: Ronald Inglehart and Christian Welzel will present Russian editions of their monographs at the XIXth April International Academic Conference

Ronald Inglehart and Christian Welzel will present Russian editions of their monographs at the XIXth April International Academic Conference

At the upcoming XIXth April International Academic Conference On Economic and Social Development, the leading staff of the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research will present Russian editions of their latest monographs.

Discovering HSE and Russia: Yoga in Moscow

In addition to interviews with international faculty, The HSE Look has launched a new feature – a column about their life in Russia, what they discover in different cities, and interesting venues at HSE and beyond. If you have an interesting experience to share, please contact us at ifaculty.support@hse.ru. In this issue, we present a column by Lili Di Puppo on practicing yoga in Moscow.

Teaching Quality Assessment: Module 3

Till March 25 (23:59) HSE students will have an opportunity to assess the quality of their teachers’ work.

Illustration for news: Double Degree — Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), Germany

Double Degree — Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), Germany

We are happy to announce that the Master´s programme on Comparative Social Research has signed a Double-Degree-Agreement with the Master´s programme “East European Studies” at the Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) in Germany. Starting in autumn 2018 selected students from both programmes (a min. of 5 from each partner) will have the opportunity to earn a second degree from the partner university.

Illustration for news: Russia and the World: Values and Vurtues

Russia and the World: Values and Vurtues

On January 16, our student has participated in Гайдаровский форум (Gaidar Forum) - an annual event that discusses major trends in social-and-economic and political development.
This year the Forum was devoted to the topic "Russia and the World: Values and Vurtues".

Illustration for news: Dr. Thomas Schmidt-Lux gave a lecture for students of the programme

Dr. Thomas Schmidt-Lux gave a lecture for students of the programme

On Wednesday, December 6th, the students of the Programme got a chance to listen to a lecture by the prof of Leipzig University, Germany. The lecture was devoted to theme 'What is Cultural Sociology? How to apply it to Social Research'