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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.

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'

Jul 4 – Jul 8
ASN European Conference: Nationalism in Times of Uncertainty

The deadline for proposals is January 31 

Aug 20 – Aug 31
Summer School – 2018

News

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'

Illustration for news: Golden Reference Award: Christian Welzel is the Winner!

Golden Reference Award: Christian Welzel is the Winner!

The winner of Golden Reference Award was announced in Moscow at the Golden HSE Award ceremony in Moscow. In 2017, LCSR chief research fellow Christian Welzel has become the winner!

Illustration for news: Admissions Made Easy for International Students: 2018/2019 Academic Year

Admissions Made Easy for International Students: 2018/2019 Academic Year

On November 15, international student admissions for undergraduate and Master’s programmes opened. This year, prospective students can apply to two programmes simultaneously. They’ll be able to track the application process online in their personal profile on the HSE website where they will receive notifications on the stages of their application’s review and decisions by the admissions committee. The documents for visa invitation can also be submitted there.

8th LCSR International Workshop «Quantitative Research of Social Changes Across the World»

The Laboratory for Comparative Social Research of the National Research University Higher School of Economics announces a call for the 8th LCSR International Workshop «Quantitative Research of Social Changes Across the World», which will be held within the XIX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. It will take place in Moscow from the 10th till 13th of April 2018. The submission deadline is January 10, 2018.