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This programme combines political science, public administration, NGO management, and other related social sciences. The focus on various specialized policies, actors of policymaking, policy processes, and institutional context is what makes public policy unique and essential for understanding the contemporary world. 
Our Master’s programme is based on the best practices of top Master's programmes in Public Policy around the world. We are constantly developing and improving the programme and involve representatives from leading Russian, European and American universities, influential think tanks, and renowned international organizations in the teaching process.
The programme has two study tracks, “Public Policy Analysis” and “Human Rights and Democratic Governance”, and provides students with numerous opportunities for professional development to achieve their career goals.
2 years
Full-time Programme
320 000 RUB/year
Tuition Fee in 2018
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers available
Instruction in English
Nina Belyaeva and Sanjay K. Rajhans, Academic Supervisor and Senior Lecturer: Master’s programme 'Political Analysis and Public Policy'


Experiencing Moscow

In addition to interviews with international faculty, The HSE Lookis launching 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 Arnab Roy Chowdhury.

Illustration for news: Seize the moment

Seize the moment

"Extracurricular student exercises and engagement outside the classroom I find profoundly profitable to both the institution and student. I have been a product of this from the dawn of studying here at the Higer School of Economics (HSE). Giving me the chance to take on significant responsibility for creating internship opportunity. This provided me with a depth of practical experience I would not have gained in the university" - by Etikini Rukevwe Claret, second-year student, about her internship opportunities during the study.

The Policy Visions of the Present Indian Government and the Regional Political Institutions

As part of the Global Political Economy course, on the 5th of April Mr. Nandan Unnikrisnan the Vice President of the Observer Research Foundation in India was invited to deliver a lecture on emergence of India in the global arena, the economic challenges India faces with development and how those challenges are reflected in the making of India's foreign policy

Illustration for news: What Policy Tools Should Be Used to Counter the Mayhem of Xenophobia?

What Policy Tools Should Be Used to Counter the Mayhem of Xenophobia?

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed every year on March 21 around the world. The sole aim of this day is to combat racial discrimination and promote unity.  On April 4, 2018, the Student Chamber in the Department of Public Policy held a symposium on promoting tolerance and respect for diversity in the spirit of ending racial discrimination and xenophobia. Attended by both students and lecturers, the symposium was conducted as an integral part of the course on 'Human Rights in Non-western Societies' that is taught in our Master’s programme on Political Analysis and Public Policy.

Illustration for news: National Laws and the Global Economy: Role of The World Bank in the Promotion of Legal Reforms

National Laws and the Global Economy: Role of The World Bank in the Promotion of Legal Reforms

The Department of Public Policy on 23rd March 2018, organized a public lecture on 'National laws and the Global Economy: Role of The World Bank' in the promotion of legal Reforms delivered by the Rector of University of Turin, Professor Gianmaria Ajani. The lecture was held in the framework of the series of the Public lectures and discussions  in the Global Political Economy course

Illustration for news: From Moscow to Italy

From Moscow to Italy

Double Degree programme is an opportuniry for students of 'Political Analysis and Public Policy' as not only to get two degrees, a large amount of knowledge, but aslo to meet new friends and face to experience in wonderful Italy. Our international student from India, Sambhavna Biswas, shares with us about her 'Double Degree'.

Illustration for news: Women’s day through the prism of Public Policy

Women’s day through the prism of Public Policy

On the 7th of March, student chamber of the public policy department together with teachers and students of the 'Human rights' minor organized an event to raise awareness about women's’ rights.

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: Students visited the United Nations office in Russia

Students visited the United Nations office in Russia

February 16, Master’s students visited the United Nations office in Russia where they had a chance to get familiar with the activities of various UN agencies. In their presentations, representatives of UNDP, UN Information Centre, FAO, and UNAIDS covered the topics, such as the organisational structure of the agencies, previous and current projects in both Russia and abroad, and internship and job opportunities. The presentations were followed by Q&A sessions where the participants raised questions about the agencies’ perspectives on various issues and challenges

Educational Experience in Russia

Matthew Boadi-Ampong from Ghana is a first-year student of Master’s programme in Political Analysis and Public Policy. He has shared his impressions of studying at HSE and living in Russia.

Public Policy everywhere