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Master’s Programme in International Relations: European and Asian Studies
International Relations: European and Asian Studies
The programme aims to train foreign policy and foreign economy experts. The basis of the programme includes methods of complex analysis of political and economic problems and the international relations development trends, as well as a study of the political and economic problems of some of the most important regions of the world. A special focus is placed on issues of strengthening correlations between the economy and politics in modern international affairs. The programme is a logical follow-on to the undergraduate programme in international relations taught at the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs. The programme today includes two specializations: Asian studies and European studies.
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers available
What you will study
Programme basic courses:
Global Political Economy
World Politics and International Economic Relations
Comparative Analysis of Integration Processes in the World
The programme embraces four specializations:
Russia in the World
The Sources of Russian Conduct
Russia’s Security and Energy Policy
The Modern Russian State
Russia's Pivot to the East
European Policy and EU Institutions
Internal Market and EU Law
History and Theory of European Integration
Research Seminar “Analysis and Forecast of the EU’s Activity”
Northeast Asia in the Globalizing World: Economics, Politics, Security
China and ASEAN as Regional Political and Economic Actors
East Asian Type of Capitalism as a Model of Modernization
Research Seminar «Political and Economic Analysis of International Relations in Asia»
The Middle East
Religion in Modern History of the Middle East
Society and State in the Middle East
International Politics: Peace and Conflicts in the Middle East
The Economy and Human Resources in the Middle East
Advantages of the programme
Upon enrolling in the Master’s Programme students choose one of four specialisations: ‘European Studies’ (focusing on the European Union), ‘Asian Studies’, ‘The Middle East’ and ‘Russia in the World’. This allows you to build a better understanding of the particular region and be in great demand as a professional in Russia and internationally.
There are international students and foreign teachers involved in the programme which facilitates the exchange of experience and helps build intercultural links.
To better immerse in the culture of other countries, students can take part in the student exchange programme. HSE partner institutions include Harvard, Stanford and many other universities in Asia and Europe.
The teaching staff on the programme includes HSE teachers and teachers from other universities and academic organizations such as the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, the Moscow State University, the St. Petersburg State University, the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Among them are T.A. Romanova, Associate Professor at HSE, N.B. Kondratieva, Scientific Secretary of the Institute of Europe, K.V. Entin, Head of the Expert Analytical Department of the Court of the Eurasian Economic Union, and Maria Khodinskaya-Golenischeva, Senior Advisor of the Foreign Policy Planning Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry. The Programme Manager is T.V. Bordachev, Research Director of the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS), leading Russian expert on Russia-EU relations, head of research programmes of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy (CFDP), Programme Director of the Valdai International Discussion Club.
During your studies
The programme includes courses aimed at gaining knowledge of foreign policy and international economics. The curriculum is shaped according to the specialisation chosen by the student.
During the second year, students complete an internship, which takes place in state and municipal institutions, private companies and the media.
During the studies, students carry out project work in groups, the results of which can be later used in the preparation of the Master's thesis.
Graduates are able to provide expert support for economic and policy projects and to provide forecasting and analytical recommendations on the activities of government and business entities involved in international relations.
Possible companies and organisations for employment include:
Government (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation)
International political and military and political organisations (UN, EAEU, SCO, CIS, CSTO)
International economic, financial and trade organizations (WTO, IMF, UN Economic and Social Council, International Chamber of Commerce)
On April 27, 2023, an open seminar was held at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs within the framework of the project "India and the challenges of Global Politics", which was devoted to the possibility of India being as economically attractive as China.
Undergraduate, master students and alumni are iniviting all HSE students and alumni from Africa to join newly establishing African Chapter at the HSE University. They have ambitious plans to discuss and implement together in Moscow
Dean of Faculty of World Economy and International AffairsAnastasia Likhacheva took part in the recording of the new issue of the column "Conversation with an expert". Topic of the interview: "Who is an international specialist today?"