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The Master’s programme is lead by a unified ‘trio’ of disciplines: political science, economics and philosophy. This is no coincidence. Along with the trend towards deeper specialization and pragmatism strongly represented in current higher education systems, the opposite countervailing trend towards knowledge integration is no less evident and tends to strengthen over time. This trend is fueled by the understanding that important breakthroughs in the social sciences and humanities are often achieved at interdisciplinary crossings, and that divided disciplinary knowledge is unfit to face most challenges presented by the contemporary world. Demand for specialists capable of strategic thinking, prepared to cope with complex problems, and trained to work within interdisciplinary and/or international teams is becoming more and more imperative.  A widening network of programmes developing the pattern and purpose of Oxford PPEs ‘Philosophy, Politics and Economics’, or alternatively ‘Politics, Economics and Philosophy’ is an educational response to such social demand. 

2 years
Full-time Programme
ENG
Instruction in English
Oleg Ananyin, Academic Supervisor of Master’s programme 'Politics. Economics. Philosophy'

Important announcements

News

Congratulations!

I am glad to announce that the first series of Orders of Admission have been signed (https://ma.hse.ru/prikaz2017) meaning that since August 14, 2017 fifteen applicants gained the status of students of the PEP Master’s program at the Higher School of Economics! 

HSE Joins Top 50 in QS Rankings of Young Universities

The Higher School of Economics (HSE) has taken 48th place in the QS Top 50 Under 50 ranking. Furthermore, it is the sole Russian academic institution in this ranking.

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. 

Chavez, Morales, Erdogan... Why voters may support non-democratic rule? Interview with Milan Svolik

On April 11 during the XVIIIth April International Academic Conference in HSE Professor Milan Svolik (Yale University) made his honorary presentation "When Polarization Trumps Civic Virtue: Partisan Conflict and the Subversion of Democracy by Incumbents". After his presentation Milan Svolik had a meeting with PoliSci students participating in the research project "50 shades of authoritarianism” (Prof. Andrei Melville). We managed to talk with Prof. Svolik on the margins of the conference.

By Way of Italy, Norwegian Student Lands at HSE

Like many international students who choose to study at the Higher School of Economics, Martin Inderhaug, a native of Bergen, Norway, boasts a rich background marked by a diverse set of interests. Although he has been at HSE for only six months since enrolling in the Master’s programme in Politics, Economics and Philosophy, his interest in Russia goes back to his days serving in Norway’s military in the country’s far north where he would gaze at the ‘unknown East’ across the border with Russia.

Our student Alina Gegamova took part in the international conference on IHL

Recently Alina Gegamova, Master’s student of the 2nd year of study, participated in the 9th Yerevan International Conference for Young Researchers on International Humanitarian Law (IHL), which was held in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia.

New Call for Fall 2017 Open

The new Call for the international student mobility within university-wide agreements in Fall 2017 is open from February 6 to March 5.

HSE Announces Olympiad Competitions for English-taught Master’s Programmes

In March 2017, International Olympiad Competitions will be held for perspective students interested in studying in Master’s programmes at HSE University. All current undergraduate students and recent university graduates students interested in pursuing a Master’s degree are invited to participate.

Knowledge Specialization No Longer Relevant. What Can We Do?

The contemporary world and society involve highly complex systems, requiring more than specialized knowledge. The MA programme 'Politics. Economics. Philosophy' helps students go beyond the limits of specific social sciences.

The benefits of this study could be measured in a 3D format

Can having a degree in politics be useful for a mining engineer? Vasiliy Berdyugin - the Alumnus of Higher School of Economics shares his study experiences on the Programme "Politics. Economics. Philosophy".