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HSE Launches Joint Double Degree Master’s Programme with Paris-Sorbonne

The Higher School of Economics (HSE) has signed an agreement on establishing a joint double degree master’s programme with the University of Paris-IV (Sorbonne) in partnership with the French University College in Moscow. The agreement is applicable to following master's programmes: Philosophical Anthropology, Historical Knowledge, History of Artistic Culture and the Art Market, and Philosophy and History of Religion.

The French University College, based out of Moscow State University, will serve as the platform for the implementation of the agreement. HSE students enrolled in HSE master's programmes and at French University College will be able to receive French government scholarships for study at Paris-Sorbonne in their second year or continue their studies in Moscow.

In order to receive a double degree, HSE students must present a short summary of their master’s thesis in Russian (12-15 pages) supervised by HSE and the Sorbonne’s academic administration which has been defended in French in either Paris or Moscow.

In order to receive a double degree, French students will study at Paris-Sorbonne in their first year and at HSE and French University College during their second year. They also must prepare a short summary of their master’s thesis in Russian or English supervised by HSE and the Sorbonne’s academic administration. 

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‘The Programme Gives Us Very Practical Knowledge’

Ziong Chung Hieu, from Vietnam, is the first year student of the ‘Economics and Politics in Asia’ Double Degree BA Programme which offers students a unique opportunity to pursue two degrees, one from HSE and one from Kyung Hee University. He originally enrolled in HSE’s Mathematics programme last year but soon realized that mathematics was not really close to his heart. Now, after switching majors, he is happy with his choice.

‘I Like That the Professors Are Invested in Our Learning’

The master’s programme in Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation offered by HSE ISSEK aims to equip students with skills that are in short supply in the private and public sectors. Courses and internship work give students a global perspective on science, technology, and innovation in addition to showing them how to be effective managers and conduct evidence-based assessment. Students also have the option of pursuing a double degree with a partner university in Europe and Asia. Francisco Jose Contreras Alarcon (Chile) and Ilaria Billo (Italy) share their experiences working towards double degrees in the programme.

Benefits of Studying in a Double-Degree Programme

Nowadays, students have the opportunity to enrol in a double-degree programme and earn two Master’s degrees from different institutions in different countries over a shorter period of time. While receiving two diplomas at once is definitely one advantage of a double-degree programme, HSE University has compiled some of the others.

‘Every Course I Took This Year Was Interesting and Challenging’

Andrea Marchesini, from Cortona, Italy, is currently pursuing a double degree programme in Economics and Finance offered by LUISS University in Rome and International College of Economics and Finance of HSE University. He has recently completed his year of studies in Moscow and has shared with HSE News Service his impressions of the programme and the city.

Returning to Moscow for a Double Degree Programme

Inspired by her exchange experience in Moscow during her undergraduate studies, French student Marion Jacquart decided to do her Master’s at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in Paris because it has a double degree agreement with HSE University. As she finishes her programme in Comparative Social Research in Moscow, where she has been based for the last year doing research for her Master’s thesis on feminism, she shared her experience and impressions with the HSE News Service.

New Knowledge and New Friends: Chinese First-Year Student on Adapting to University Life in Moscow

Yunying Pei is a first-year student from China in the Bachelor’s Programme ‘HSE and University of London Double Degree Programme in Data Science and Business Analytics’ offered by Faculty of Computer Science. She recently sat down with HSE News Service to talk about what has helped her adjust to university life in Moscow.

Students of Parallel Degree Programme in International Relations Perform Significantly Higher than International Average on University of London Exams

The number of HSE students who successfully passed the exams conducted at the University of London in 2018 was significantly higher than the average for other universities participating in the international programme there. HSE received the status of Recognized Teaching Centre.

HSE St Petersburg Launches a Double Degree in Economics with University Pompeu Fabra

HSE University – St Petersburg and University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) have signed an agreement in order to develop a double degree programme. Starting from the 2019/2020 academic year, this track will allow students to earn bachelor's degrees in Economics from both universities.

‘We Are Really Moving towards the East’

A double degree implemented by HSE and Kyung Hee University in Economics and Politics in Asia was unveiled at the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs. The first enrolment in the programme took place this summer. Participants of the presentation included Lee Jin-hyun, Deputy Ambassador of the Republic of Korea; Khan Gon, Vice President of Kyung Hee University; as well as representatives from the embassies of China, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Malaysia in Russia.

Five English-taught Bachelor’s Programmes Offered at HSE Moscow

In 2018, HSE Moscow is enrolling students in 5 bachelor's programmes where they will study in English. Graduates of these programmes receive two diplomas – Russian and international. One of the programmes includes an obligatory internship abroad. International students can apply online until August 10.