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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
ENG
Instruction in English
Christian Fröhlich, Head of HSE Master’s Programme 'Comparative Social Research'

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An unexpected journey or the right choice of a Master’s program

"Probably it’s better to start from the beginning. And by beginning I mean my enrollment in the incredible Master’s program “Comparative social research”, where international academic mobility is not only by all means supported but is even somewhat expected in the second year of studying." Our student about her journey in The University of Lisbon , Portugal

VTB Starts Funding Comparative Social Research at HSE

This year VTB is launching the Endowment for Comparative Social Research at HSE. The endowment will make it possible to invest 10-20 million roubles in research each year. The exact amount will depend on trust management of the endowment assets, implemented by VTB Capital Investment Management.

On the new book by Ronald Inglehart

Cambridge University Press has accepted a new monograph by Ronald Inglehart for publication in early 2018. LCSR is prepares Russian-language translation of the book.

HSE Best Teachers Election Starts

From May 29 to June 18 students can vote for HSE’s best teachers of the academic year. This year there is no need to come to the university to vote. Students can submit their scores online via LMS. 

Print Your Thesis or Study Materials at HSE Printing Office

HSE Printing Office offers a ‘while you wait’ service to print your thesis, term papers, essays, drawings, posters, or other materials required for exams. These documents can also be bound and laminated. Discounts fare available for HSE students and staff members.

International Students to Receive Tuition Fee Discounts at HSE

International students enrolled in fee-paying places of HSE Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in 2017 are eligible for tuition fee discounts. Moreover, discounts will be offered to participants of HSE student competitions and graduates of HSE Pre-University programmes, as well as those potential students who have graduated from the University’s partner schools.

International Students Can Apply for Fee-paying Slots at HSE until August

April 1st, 2017 was the deadline for international students claiming state-financed slots on master’s programmes funded by scholarships from the Russian Government. The application period for undergraduate programmes lasts until May 2, and for fee-paying slots in undergraduate and master’s programmes – until mid-August. Some of the prospective students will have the opportunity to get a tuition fee discount.

Aritificial Intelligence Society Breeds Insecurity and Xenophobia

Why did Trump win the election? Who votes for right-wing xenophobic populist parties? How do we account for Brexit? Ronald Inglehart, Academic Supervisor of HSE Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, traces the change in public opinion to rising inequality and the resulting cultural xenophobic backlash and prevailing feeling of insecurity.

Running a Comparative Empirical Programme in Social Research

Christian Fröhlich is Assistant Professor at the School of Sociology who has been at HSE since 2014. He also supervises an English-taught Master’s Programme ‘Comparative Social Research’. Christian Fröhlich has talked to HSE University bulletin, The HSE Look, about programme design, partnerships, and lessons learned from running the programme.

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.