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Bachelor’s Programme 'Political Science and World Politics'

The programme provides students with the skills necessary for pursuing careers in policy development and international relations. By integrating, political science, public policy, IR and project management, it focuses on the following key subjects: political systems in the world, global economy, relations between states and other international actors, global policy and decision-making.

Starting in the programme’s second year, students have an opportunity to study a second language (German, Chinese, French or Portuguese) and focus on a specific region: Northern Europe, Southeast Asia, or one of the BRICS countries. Our graduates work in a diverse array of fields: regional and municipal government, diplomatic missions, chambers of commerce, NGOs, international event-management organizations, and much more.

 

4 years
Full-time Programme
117 000 –
390 000 RUB/year
Tuition Fee in 2020
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers available
ENG
Instruction in English
Anna Dekalchuk about the BA Program in Political Science & World Politics

News

Illustration for news: First Alumni of the TVU - HSE Dual Degree Track

First Alumni of the TVU - HSE Dual Degree Track

Anastasiia Ivanova, Anastasiia Soboleva and Oliver Tomassi have become the first alumni of the Dual Degree Track, co-organized by the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg.

Illustration for news: Students Can Do a Trial Run of Proctored Exams

Students Can Do a Trial Run of Proctored Exams

Taking an optional trial test will help you better prepare for your online proctored exams

Illustration for news: The Post-Soviet track, Russian as a foreign language and new regionally oriented classes: Anna Dekalchuk about the updates of the curriculum of the BA Programme in Political Science & World Politics

The Post-Soviet track, Russian as a foreign language and new regionally oriented classes: Anna Dekalchuk about the updates of the curriculum of the BA Programme in Political Science & World Politics

This year our BA Programme in Political Science and World Politics is launching a new regional track – the Post-Soviet Space. We have talked to Anna Dekalchuk, the academic director of the programme, to learn more about the updates made for our future and current students.

Illustration for news: With Love to Saint Petersburg: How International Students Study Remotely

With Love to Saint Petersburg: How International Students Study Remotely

When HSE University — Saint Petersburg switched to distance learning, our international students had to make a difficult decision: stay in Russia or return home. The HSE St. Petersburg Editorial Office found out how the students deal with self-isolation in the dormitory and at home, what has changed in their educational process and what they do in their spare time.

Illustration for news: HSE Amends Spring Holiday Schedule: Classes Will Be Held as Usual from May 6 to 8

HSE Amends Spring Holiday Schedule: Classes Will Be Held as Usual from May 6 to 8

The HSE University Administration has signed an amendment to the academic calendar for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Online Courses in Political Science & World Politics

We have prepared a collection of online courses, which can be useful for the students during their distant study. 

Illustration for news: HSE - St. Petersburg Political Science Programmes Receive International Accreditation

HSE - St. Petersburg Political Science Programmes Receive International Accreditation

Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZEvA) recognized undergraduate programme 'Political Science and World Politics' and master's programme 'Comparative Politics of Eurasia' as meeting international quality standards of education. Both programs are accredited for six years without additional conditions.

Illustration for news: Our Colleagues at the Conference "Translation in / of World Politics: Language, Practices, Power"

Our Colleagues at the Conference "Translation in / of World Politics: Language, Practices, Power"

January 17-18 2020 SOAS University of London together with BISA Interpretivism in International Relations Working Group has organized a conference "Translation in / of World Politics: Language, Practices, Power". HSE - St. Petersburg was represented there with a research project "Mistranslating Political Jokes (Symbolic Meaning of “Language Games” in Russian Official Discourse)" run by professor Sergei Akopov and our second year BA student Ekaterina Donskih.

Illustration for news: Meeting Professionals: Irina Fedorova about a Career in GR

Meeting Professionals: Irina Fedorova about a Career in GR

Within the project “Meeting Professionals” we met with Irina Fedorova, Head of the Government Relations in Eastern Europe (“Carlsberg Group”), who shared with us her experience of working as a GR – manager and her knowledge about the peculiarities of the Government Relations field, as well as recommended interesting books and movies that could help to develop analytical skills for future career success.

Illustration for news: Meet and Greet: Darius Ruda

Meet and Greet: Darius Ruda

Last semester our BA program welcomed a new member of the academic staff –  senior lecturer Darius Ruda. We have recently had a chance to talk to him and learn more about his academic interests and impressions about St. Petersburg