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Bachelor’s Programme 'Political Science and World Politics'

This programme trains students with specific skills that are necessary for careers in politics and international relations. Bridging political science, public policy, international relations, and project management, the programme includes the following key topics: contemporary political systems and global economy; how to develop relations between governments, international organizations, global businesses, and other actors; how political decisions and policies are made and can be influenced.

Starting in the programme’s second year, students study a second language, either German or Chinese, and focus on a specific region: Northern Europe, Southeast Asia, or BRICS. Graduates work in a diverse array of fields: regional government, international diplomatic missions, chambers of commerce, non-profit organizations, international events organizations, and more. 

There is a double-degree track with University of Rome Tor Vergata.

4 years
Full-time Programme
Instruction in English
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers available


Illustration for news: Start Illuminating. 5 Reasons Why

Start Illuminating. 5 Reasons Why

The Founders of HSE Illuminated student magazine explain why they initiated it and why to participate.

Illustration for news: "Grazhdanin Politolog" about Populism in Europe and Russia

"Grazhdanin Politolog" about Populism in Europe and Russia

On November 7, the bar "Bachelor" hosted the second discussion of the sixth season of lectures under the topic "Populism in Europe and Russia: General Trends or Another "Special Way of Development".

Illustration for news: "Grazhdanin Politolog": a Way of Life, and Not Just a Line in CV

"Grazhdanin Politolog": a Way of Life, and Not Just a Line in CV

How to understand the nature of project, its goals and values? Simply ask those who organize it. Read more about “Grazhdanin Politolog” and find incredible information about them.

Illustration for news: HSE Ranks 7th in THE Ranking of Leading Research Universities in Eurasia

HSE Ranks 7th in THE Ranking of Leading Research Universities in Eurasia

HSE has ranked 7th amongst universities in Eurasia. The ranking has been compiled for the first time by Times Higher Education and is presented by Kazan Federal University.

A Dual Degree Programme with the University of Rome Tor Vergata. New Opportunities for the Students of "Political Science and World Politics"

Have you ever heard about the dual degree programme? It is interesting, isn’t it? This year our BA program opens such an opportunity for students, when any second-year student can try to apply for a double degree programme with the University of Rome Tor Vergata. We’ve interviewed Andrei Starodubtsev about the new opportunities of our educational program.

The Most Scientific Day of All

The first HSE Research Day was held on the 20th of April, when students from different educational programs presented their research works and exchanged experience.

Illustration for news: Future We Want: HSE Students at the Model United Nations Conference in New York

Future We Want: HSE Students at the Model United Nations Conference in New York

The registration to the first Model United Nations conference in HSE St. Petersburg is about to start very soon. Meanwhile, our students are travelling all around the globe to participate in other MUN conferences to get valuable experience in world politics and diplomacy. For instance, a group of students of the BA Program “Political Science & World Politics” has just returned from the Future We Want Model United Nations, held in the UN Headquarters in New York. We have asked them to share their fresh impressions of this journey with us.

Minor: What Is It and How to Apply?

During the period of 19-22 March 2018, every freshman student should choose a minor to join in the second and third years. HSE explains what is minor and how to apply.

Teaching Quality Assessment: Module 3

Till March 25 (23:59) HSE students will have an opportunity to assess the quality of their teachers’ work.

Employment after Graduation: A Manual for Students from Graduates

Sooner or later, every student faces the problem of employment. Sometimes even the most purposeful and motivated people may find themselves in a situation, where there are no special working places for a particular person with an exact set of skills, but a variety of opportunities to demonstrate knowledge and experience gained at the university. We’ve conducted an interview with Alexander Bertov, our graduate of 2017, who shares his experience in getting job after the university.