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The programme is interdisciplinary and pre-supposes dialogue with philosophers, sociologists, theologians, art historians, lawyers, economists and others. Educational track on Comparative History of Knowledge is taught jointly with the Poletayev Institute for Historical and Theoretical Research in the Humanities.

Graduates of the Master’s programme will be able to build careers in research and teaching and also as experts in public history programmes. The skills and knowledge acquired on the course will be useful for research, teaching, editing and publishing, and for work in information research centres.

2 years
Full-time Programme
RUS
Instruction in Russian

News

New HSE Symphony Orchestra in Search of Talent

In December 2016, an orchestra was formed at HSE whose musicians include both lecturers and students – and not only from HSE. The artists, who are mastering a broad repertoire from classical operas to film soundtracks, are preparing to play at non-university venues and are inviting new participants to join them.

Opening the German Section of the Richard Stites' Memorial Library

On January 25 the opening ceremony of the German section of the Richard Stites memorial library was held at HSE St. Petersburg. With the Deutsche Forshungsgemeinschaft (DFG) support and help from Department of History Associate Professor Dietmar Wulff more than 150 new books were added to the library’s collection. In addition to classic editions of modern German historiography and fundamental works on all areas of history, the German collection is in line with the History Department’s main research directions, such as the history of empire and nationalism, and technological and environmental history.

Seth Bernstein “Victims, Traitors, Refugees: The Social Reception of Soviet Repatriates after World War II”

On January 26 Seth Bernstein gave a presentation “Victims, Traitors, Refugees: The Social Reception of Soviet Repatriates after World War II” at the scholarly seminar of the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences.

Three New Novels on HSE’s Living Pages Project

Three new novels are now available on the Living Pages app library: Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, The Captain's Daughter by Alexander Pushkin, and The Twelve Chairs by Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov. The app was developed by the HSE School of Linguistics together with Samsung and experts from Tolstoy Digital group.

What HSE Students Do in Their Free Time — Stats

Participation in student organizations is an important part of life at HSE. There are about 80 different communities engaged in almost all kinds of activities, from dancing to parliamentary debates. People can also try to do their part and join a charity.

The University’s Development Is Not an Administrative Process, But a Creative One

HSE Vice Rector Ivan Prostakov discusses the results of a recent International Advisory Committee (IAC) meeting, as well as the priorities the university has set for its international activities.

A New Paper by Elena Vishlenkova

The paper "The State of Health: Balancing Power, Resources, and Expertise and the Birth of the Medical Profession in the Russian Empire" by Elena Vishlenova, deputy director of IGITI, has been published in the 3rd issue of "Ab Imperio" of 2016. The paper focuses on shaping medical profession in Russia, which took place in the first third of the nineteenth century. 

Electronic Portfolio Offers HSE Students New Service

HSE has been implementing LMS (Learning Management System) — an electronic system of education process support – for several years. A new service, called ‘Student Electronic Portfolio’ (StEP), which is based on LMS and gathers information about students’ achievements in various fields has been developed by the Administrative Staff Development Programme project group. 

HSE Acknowledged as Most Cited Russian University in 2016

Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science business) has awarded the most influential Russian researchers and research centres.

International Students Can Now Apply to HSE through a Simplified Procedure

HSE’s Admission Rules for the 2017/2018 academic year have undergone some changes in regards to international admission. The admission track is now unified for students from both CIS and non-CIS countries. Thus, only two exams must be passed in order to be accepted into a given undergraduate programme, while competitions for Master’s programmes only require a portfolio and an interview. The rules for International Olympiad Competitions have also been changed. Registration for these competitions ends on October 18 (for some countries, deadlines may be extended).