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Open Optional Courses: What HSE University Offers its Students, Staff and Visitors

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Registration for HSE University Open Optional Courses starts on September 5. They are open to HSE students and visitors alike. More information on how to sign up can be found below.

Which Open Optional Courses HSE University Offers

In 2019/20, HSE University is planning to offer 56 open optional courses. 28 of them start in autumn and are open for registration from September 5.

11 new courses are taught in Russian. As usual, several courses are taught in English. The full list of open optional courses and their syllabi are available here (in Russian).

Last year’s most popular open optional courses were:

 Criminal Law Risks for Entrepreneurs and Top Business Executives;

 History of Western European Music: from Bach to Schoenberg. Experience of Philosophical Analysis and Associative Perception;

 Psychology of Management and Decision-Making;

 Fashion, Costume, Personality: Humans and their Clothing in Public Space;

 GR in Contemporary Russia: Theory and Practice.

Who Can Enrol

The courses are open to everyone regardless of age and education level. Admission is free for all students, including those who are not from HSE University.

3,034 applications for HSE Open Optional Courses were submitted by students not from HSE University in the 2018/19 academic year

Enrolment in courses that start in the first semester will open on September 5, at 2 PM, and will last through September 15. Please note that the number of slots in each course is limited.

If you are an HSE University student, you can register for the courses in the LMS system. If you forgot your login and password, please contact your programme’s study office or LMS support (lms@hse.ru).

For more information on the Open Optional Courses, please contact us at electiveS@hse.ru.

September 05