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Master’s Programme 'Political Analysis and Public Policy'
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'


My Journey as a Public Policy Student at HSE

"I still remember the first day I landed in Moscow. It was autumn, the weather was slightly chilly and Moscow felt surprisingly familiar to me. It took me a good two weeks to finish all the paperwork (which was quite daunting in the beginning), after which I started feeling much more settled in Moscow. The program is truly international - I was amazed by the number of students from different countries such as Syria, Mexico, France, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nigeria, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Kazakhstan and so many more." - by Sambhavna Biswas, alumni of the programme

Illustration for news: Graduation Ceremony 2018

Graduation Ceremony 2018

The final days of the academic calendar at HSE include a range of activities that serve as the culmination of a learning marathon that each student, regardless of discipline or programme, has worked hard to complete.  The Department of Public Policy’s international Master’s programme saw its own marathon come to an end with a graduation ceremony on June 29. Graduating is not the end of hard work – it’s just a break before you get into the new and bigger challenges in life.

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.

Public Policy everywhere