Partners of HSE in this Programme are two universities, University College London represented by SEEES (School of East European and Eurasian Studies), and University of Kent. Both universities played a crucial role in the development of the academic programme, and they conduct half of the teaching in the Programme. Students spend the first year of studies in UK (either at UCL, or University of Kent), and come to HSE in the second year. Masters dissertation is written in Moscow, and it is defended both in Moscow and in the partner university. Programme’s alumni hold two degrees: one from HSE and another – from the partner university.