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Applied Social Psychology is a Russian-taught, two-year online master's programme. It is based on the structure and disciplines typical of master's programmes in social psychology at universities in Europe.
Students will examine how people behave in their social surroundings and what influences this behaviour. They will also master various areas of theoretical and applied social psychology: social and cross-cultural psychology; and economic and organisational psychology.
Graduates of the programme are in high demand in the labour market and have the opportunity to build careers in applied and academic fields.
The programme aims to train students in theoretical and applied social psychology, preparing them for careers in academia or in applied research settings focused on social psychology studies.
Advantages of the programme
The programme offers a number of advantages, including:
The opportunity to earn two diplomas in social psychology from two outstanding universities
The opportunity to learn from the leading researchers in the field of social psychology studies: Fons van de Vijver, Klaus Boehnke, Ilja van Beest
A multicultural student community at HSE and the opportunity to gain unique international experience by studying in Moscow
An individual training path with various elective and online courses
Exposure to career opportunities in academia, government and business
During your studies
The programme offers fundamental theoretical courses in the fields of social psychology, cross-cultural psychology, economic psychology, and work and organizational psychology. Students also have the opportunity to choose among various elective practice-oriented courses to enrich their individual training path.
First year courses:
Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology
Theory and Methodology of Modern Psychology
Social Psychology of Prejudice
Abnormal & Clinical Psychology
Second year courses:
Work and Organizational Psychology
Cultural Drivers of Consumer Markets
Cross-cultural Psychology of Organizational Behaviour
Innovation and Social Change
Controversies in Psychology
In addition to these courses, students also take part in research seminars, research internships, and a variety of applied projects.
Graduates of our programme have pursued advanced positions in a number of different sectors, including:
Academia: PhD programmes at graduate schools around the world, teaching at colleges and universities, work in research centres
Civil service: departments and offices working on social and migration issues
Large international companies, for example in roles in consulting, market research, and human resources
Non-government and non-profit organizations (e.g., CAF, UNICEF, WWF)
How to apply
We welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in social psychology. Candidate selection for the programme is based on a portfolio competition. Further information about the application process and the list of required documents can be found here.
On February 7, the lecture hall of the Russian 'Znanie' ('Knowledge') Society hosted a series of talks by HSE researchers and faculty as part of the 'Russia' International Exhibition and Forum. The talks covered a diverse array of topics, such as the interplay between innovation and creativity, how values are passed down between generations, debunking myths about Russia, the principles of successful communication in various contexts, and the concepts of collectivism and individualism. The events were open to the public.
On September 1st, a new season of the open Student Research Paper Competition (SRPC) started. This competition is aimed at developing the potential of university students who are interested in academic activities. Students, as well as 2023 graduates of Russian and foreign universities, can submit their papers for the competition until October 15th, 2023. This year SRPC turns 20 years old, throughout the competition’s history, Vadim Radaev, HSE University’s First Vice Rector, has been the chair of the organising committee. In today’s interview, he talks about the history of the competition and the key stages in its development.
6 июня завершились защиты студентов программы Прикладная социальная психология. Мы поздравляем наших выпускников с успешной защитой выпускных квалификационных работ и желаем им успехов в их дальнейшей деятельности. Хочется поблагодарить всех студентов за интересные и интригующие работы. Темы их диссертаций были довольно разнообразными и содержали новые исследовательские идеи и подходы.