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Bachelor’s Programme 'Sociology and Social Informatics'

The first in Russia to train sociologists of the new digital generation, this programme prepares specialists with the skills they need for gathering and processing data using the most up-to-date technology and methodology. The programme includes not only general and specific sociological and humanities topics, but also mathematics and computer science, giving students the opportunity to become proficient in programming and information systems.

Courses in the humanities, social sciences, and other areas help students to develop skills in critical thinking and sociological research methodology. Graduates go on to work at consulting and marketing companies, internet advertising agencies, and digital start-ups, as well as in the online gaming industry and digital media.

 

4 years
Full-time Programme
87 000 –
290 000 RUB/year
Tuition Fee in 2019
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers available
ENG
Instruction in English

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Illustration for news: HSE Continues its Ascent in QS World University Rankings by Subject

HSE Continues its Ascent in QS World University Rankings by Subject

The latest results of the QS World University Rankings by Subject demonstrate that Russian universities are continuing to make great strides in international rankings. Among the Russian universities that made the rankings, HSE tops the list with 16 specific subjects and 3 broad subject areas entering the rankings. Compared to last year, HSE has improved its performance in almost all subjects.

Illustration for news: 10 FAQs about Student Exchange Programmes

10 FAQs about Student Exchange Programmes

What is the right time to explore a foreign country, immerse yourself in a new culture and gain new experience? 'Always. It is always the right time,' says Daria Zima, Coordinator of Academic Mobility Programmes at HSE University – St Petersburg. As the next call for application for student exchange programmes is approaching, she answers the most burning questions students often have.

Illustration for news: Know our People

Know our People

On November 24th the event "Know Our People" brought together for the third time talented and ambitious guys with their teams and warm support from the audience to recharge with positive emotions for a long time. First-year students of eight educational programs met to know each other, to learn what “HSE - family” is and, of course, to show what they are capable of!

Illustration for news: Feeling 'Home Sweet Home', Delicious Food and Lots of Fun

Feeling 'Home Sweet Home', Delicious Food and Lots of Fun

Celebrated twice a year, the Cultures Day is dedicated to the diversity of cultures and nationalities at HSE University – St Petersburg.

Illustration for news: HSE Academic Council Approves Tuition Fees for 2019/2020

HSE Academic Council Approves Tuition Fees for 2019/2020

HSE University – St Petersburg undertakes admissions to 12 undergraduate programmes and 17 graduate programmes. The annual tuition fees start from 270,000 rubles ($4,040) and 230,000 rubles ($3,440), respectively.

Illustration for news: How to Apply for the Advanced State Academic Scholarship

How to Apply for the Advanced State Academic Scholarship

All the students who have been awarded a state academic scholarship can apply for the Advanced State Academic Scholarship. Find out how.

Illustration for news: New Student-Run Online Magazine Has Been Established at HSE University – St Petersburg

New Student-Run Online Magazine Has Been Established at HSE University – St Petersburg

It derives from a simple but essential idea – to provide students who speak zero Russian with the opportunity to find out and share opinions and views about student life in St Petersburg.

Illustration for news: HSE Comes in 37th in QS BRICS Ranking

HSE Comes in 37th in QS BRICS Ranking

Academic excellence projects, similar to Russia’s Project 5-100, are common in many countries, but BRICS countries typically have the largest number of universities participating in such projects. Perhaps that is why the ranking of the top universities in the five BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, prepared by the QS ranking agency, is of particular interest. For two years in a row, 10 Russian universities are steadily entering the top 50 of this ranking. This time, HSE has taken 37 place, improving its result on last year.

Nastya Menshikova on her Masters programme in Utrecht University

Hi everyone! It has already been a month since I moved to the Netherlands and started my studies at Utrecht University.

Illustration for news: HSE at the Top of RAEX Ranking

HSE at the Top of RAEX Ranking

The Higher School of Economics has been ranked second following Lomonosov Moscow State University in ‘Economics and Management’ category. In ‘Humanities and Social Sciences’ HSE came fourth, while in ‘Mathematics and Natural Sciences’ the university is in the 8th place, having moved up from the 9th place last year.