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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
Instruction in English
Nina Belyaeva and Sanjay K. Rajhans, Academic Supervisor and Senior Lecturer: Master’s programme 'Political Analysis and Public Policy'


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

Policy Space and the Human Rights Week: a Global Concern for the Expression and Capacity

The Student Chamber of the Department of Public Policy at National Research University Higher School of Economics celebrated Human Rights Week – in honor of the adoption of Universal Declaration of Human Rights – by hosting a series of activities, a film screening, and write-for-rights by Amnesty International, a privilege walk and a play, performed by students from the department.

HSE Graduate Applies Lessons to Work in Indonesian Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Cultural Affairs

Since 2008, Indra Prasetya has been working as Chief of Protocol at the Indonesian Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Cultural Affairs. A graduate of Gadjah Mada University with a degree in Social and Political Science, the 33-year old native of Kebumen, Indonesia went on to spend two years in the HSE Public Policy Department studying Political Analysis and Public Policy.

CIAM-WYA Youth Synod Colloquium

The CIAM-WYA Synod Colloquium is a joint international conference hosted by Centro Internazionale Di Animazione Missionaria (CIAM), for the most outstanding members of World Youth Alliance in Vatican (Rome, Italy) held from 4 to 10 December 2017. Our student, Satria Rizaldi Alchatib ,  and 11 participants were chosen through a joint process of nomination and application.

Admissions Made Easy for International Students: 2018/2019 Academic Year

On November 15, international student admissions for undergraduate and Master’s programmes opened. This year, prospective students can apply to two programmes simultaneously. They’ll be able to track the application process online in their personal profile on the HSE website where they will receive notifications on the stages of their application’s review and decisions by the admissions committee. The documents for visa invitation can also be submitted there.

Deconstructing the Constant Reshaping of the Russian Identity and Memory Policy

From 23rd to 29th of October 2017, Department of Public Policy, Higher School of Economics had a weeklong educational retreat in the form of the Winter school dedicated to the subject of the “Russian historic memory: in search of identity”. The school was a weeklong learning platform conjoined in the by the participants from the four continents in one of the old and historical cities of Russia - Rostov Velikiy.

Educational Experience in Russia

'Being in one of Russia’s topmost higher school institution with a very good and competitive records in the world ranking is a lifetime privilege that stays with me forever. The National Research University – Higher School of Economics has exposed me to a world class education where I got to meet students from all content with different cultural background and international professors who are full of great intelligence and are masters of what they teach' by Matthew Boadi-Ampong

The World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi

The World Festival of Youth and Students is an irregular festival of international youth organizations, held since 1947. The organizers are the World Federation of Democratic Youth and the International Union of Students. Second year master student of 'Political analysis and public policy program - Alisher Ganiev, participated in this year festival in Sochi and shared his impressions with us.

Observing the landscape of Policy Advisory System: Trends and the fluctuating influences

On 12 th  and 13 th  of October, Department of Public Policy did hosted the international Workshop on the subject of “Policy Advice in the comparative practice: From Shaping Political Discourse to Policy Change in Transitional and Developing Countries”. The event was planned in the closest collaboration with the IPSA and under the direct supervision of Prof Michael Howlett, the internationally acclaimed author and the Burnabay Mountain Chair, Department of Political Science at Simon Frazer University, Canada. Prof. Michael Howlett’s engagement with the Department of Public Policy is quite a long one and he has been the prominent member of the academic council of Public Policy Department.

The Nordic Space and the Public Policy Department: an Annual Odyssey of ECPR in Oslo

Representatives of HSE Public Policy Department participated in the 11th annual general conference of ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) which was held from 6th to 9th of September 2017 at the Norwegian capital, Oslo. University of Oslo an academic Institution par excellence in the northern Europe is an eminent place of higher education in Norway for more than 200 years.  Hence Oslo became the Political scientist’s city for the four consecutive days when the scholars from all over Europe and across the Atlantic converged for their annual summitry of scholarship and research on the subject of Political science and added discipline.

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