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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
ENG
Instruction in English

News

When passion and precision is matched with depth and vision for the future

From 14th February 2017 till 17th February 2017, the students of the Public Policy Department and the faculty members had the privilege to host the Academic Director of IUC Torino, Prof Giuseppe Mastruzzo as the guest speaker of the program. His visit to HSE is a part of the Teaching Excellence project where the leading International academic luminaries are invited for a short teaching visit to give lecture both to the students’ community and also to the teachers at large. Previously, Giuseppe Mastruzzo has taught at the universities of Kent and East London in England, Delta State in Nigeria, and at the Italian National School for Public Administration, among other institutions

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

In March 2017, International Olympiad Competitions will be held for prospective 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.

The Winter School: An opportunity to identify and appreciate the Public Policy Program and be ready to master it

On the 29 th  of January till 2 nd  of February 2017 Faculty of Social Sciences did organize the second Winter School. The venue was the highly well-equipped and well organized study and learning center Voronovo just outskirts of Moscow city and in the sylvan tranquility of woods and nature. The students along with the Professors were transported via the luxury buses to the fortified big campus of the Voronovo where from the time of arrival till their departure they shall be in the intensive learning ambiance with the leading Professors and scholars of the Faculty of Social Sciences.  In such a short but very intensive period of three days the students are being exposed not only about the Higher School of Economics, the range of opportunities that is available in our Faculty of Social Sciences and a range of courses that is up for grabs if one meets the standard and the required eligibility but the fundamental concepts of the Programs, the courses and the learning aspect is equally discerned and analyzed further by the students.

A week of Warm International Winter School on Human Rights at UNI-BO

The week long International Winter School on Human Rights got organized in the Forli Campus of University of Bologna from 9th -13th of January 2017.  A unique  yearly project jointly initiated by Prof. Nina Yurievna Belyaeva, from the Higher school of Economics along with her illustrious partner from the University of Bologna ( Italy most notably  Prof Marco Balboni and Prof Carmello Danisi )  and International Institute of Human Rights ( Rene Cassin Foundation, Strasbourg).

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.

Public Policy Department Winter School 2016

Public Policy Department Winter School 2016 was as usual a great avenue to meet prospective students, share with them all the interesting academic and non-formal activities in the department. The two days power-packed and intensive activity of teaching and learning will be an unforgettable experience for the all the prospective students as the various professors from the department presented various topics to them.

Winter school "Human rights as a horizontal issue in EU external policy"

The University of Bologna has organised, in cooperation with the Fondation René Cassin - International Institute of Human Rights (Strasbourg) and the Higher School of Economics (Moscow), the international Winter School “Human Rights as a Horizontal Issue in EU External Policy”.
 

Being a student in University of Turin

Since my bachelors in International Relations when I chose to learn Italian language, I always wanted to study in Italy. When I saw an announcement that our Public Policy Department launched a partnership agreement with University of Turin, I realized that this is my shot! And now, I am sitting in the one of the best European university libraries and writing this story to tell you what is like being a student of UniTo.

Third academic seminar of "Reading circle" on public policy

On the verge of producing educational products demandable both in Russia and the world, HSE Public Policy Department in cooperation with Moscow-Helsinki group continuing project “Round table on public policy” which shifting learning process from routine teacher-learning regular curricular for its student to diversified, modernized and improved strategies to help students know, understand and be able to apply the course in this modern and advanced world.

New Internal Monitoring Wave Starts in November

As in previous years, this November HSE is launching a series of comprehensive annual surveys on university life. The surveys are conducted by the HSE Centre for Institutional Research, and traditionally, students and graduates are the first to be invited to participate.

Public Policy everywhere