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

Important announcements


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.

Research Paper Competition Winners Can Get a Headstart on Their Academic Careers

The application period for HSE’s Student Research Paper Competition has started. The winners will have an opportunity to take part in workshops on academic skills development, while those in state-financed studies will improve their chances of seeing their academic scholarships increased. Also, in addition in HSE students, learners from other academic institutions are eligible for this competition.

Graduation Ceremony 2017

The very last days of the academic calendar in HSE is studded with range of activities and in a way is the culmination of the  long and eventful learning marathon  that each one of the student across the various disciplines and programs have taken to master the speciality. The Department of Public Policy with its International Masters Program had its own zenith of the event - The Graduation ceremony on the 29th of June. The graduation ceremony is a very bright, positive and unforgettable event for the students but equally so for the faculty members. The learning cycle has come to an end and the students are awarded not only the diploma but an acknowledgement of their preparedness for the world as a professional, well equipped with the skills and the tools to operate in the increasingly compact and globalized world

Summer School “Russian patrimony and memorializing: in search of identity”

If you are interested in Russian history and issues of collective memory or identity-building, we are pleased to invite you to our forthcoming summer school. The school is called “Russian historic memory: in search of identity” will be held on 22-28 of September in ancient heartland of Russia - Rostov the Great.Over the past 15 years, the Department of Public Policy has held a range of summer schools, previously called “Baltic Practice” which focused on an exploration of the relationship between Russia and European Union. But from this year we are changing our focus and will be exploring the complex issue of Russian identity, which has renewed importance as the Russian government has increasingly celebrated key events of Russian history.

International Perspective

On June 4, 2017, HSE is holding ‘The Whole World at HSE’ festival, dedicated to the cultures of different peoples. It’s a great opportunity for many international students to share information about their country’s culture and explain how Russian culture might be perceived by people with a different mentality. In the part, HSE international students and faculty have shared their views on both their and our respective cultures.

Nina Yurievna Belyaeva's jubilee

We are glad to congratulate professor, Chair of Public Policy Department Nina Yurievna Belyaeva with her 60th anniversary

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. 

The Model United Nations Experience

Students of the program, Peter Pantiushkin, Rukevwe Etikini Claret and Opubo Melford Dokubo Goodhead, are sharing his experiences of participation in the extremely prominent and peculiar Model of the United Nations that was held in Moscow,  April 2017.

Print Your Thesis or Study Materials at HSE Printing Office

HSE Printing Office offers a ‘while you wait’ service to print your thesis, term papers, essays, drawings, posters, or other materials required for exams. These documents can also be bound and laminated. Discounts fare available for HSE students and staff members.

"Fragmented Global Space" and the perils of migration, human trafficking and racism

The Higher School of Economics, Moscow on the 26th of April 2017 was host to Professor Badrul Alam from Cornell University, Ms Barbara Rogers from MPC Social Services, Mr Kehinde Banwo from Helps Services Nigerians in Russia. The round table discuss was centred on the violation of human rights with a major focus on young African ladies being sold into sex slavery under the pretence that they were brought to Russia for the purpose of education.