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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
Instruction in English
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers available


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.

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.

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.

Illustration for news: HSE – St. Petersburg in Top 5: University for Future Leaders

HSE – St. Petersburg in Top 5: University for Future Leaders

HSE University St. Petersburg is fourth in a ranking of St. Petersburg universities which train the most promising students. This ranking, which was timed to coincide with the new academic year, has been compiled by the Future Leaders Foundation.

Illustration for news: HSE Enters ARWU Ranking for the First Time

HSE Enters ARWU Ranking for the First Time

The Higher School of Economics has entered the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) for the first time. The ranking is known for its strict selection criteria. This year, 12 Russian universities, including 10 participants of Project 5-100, entered the ranking. Until 2016, only 2 representatives of Russia were included- MSU and St. Petersburg State University.


They are the first with whom first-year students are getting acquainted. They know everything about studying process, professors and dormitories. They will give you some lifehacks, tell you where it's delicious to eat in St. Petersburg and where to walk after the studies. They will help with homework and with any life problems. They are the curators of the educational program "Sociology and Social Informatics". Here we will tell you everything about the guys who took this responsible mission.

Illustration for news: HSE University in Rankings: New Heights

HSE University in Rankings: New Heights

In June 2018, HSE University celebrated the improvement in several international and national ratings. The improvements resulted from continuing implementation of HSE Development Program that aimed to establish HSE as a leading world-class scientific and educational, analytical and consulting centre.

Miss and Mister NRU HSE SPB 2018

On the 19th of April, in Colosseum Concert Hall, located in the city center of Saint-Petersburg, annual event “Miss and Mister NRU HSE SPB” was held. Our educational program "Sociology and Social Informatics" was presented by Alena Korytova and Andrei Lomatsky, who earlier became winners of the internal faculty competition. Here we will tell you about the show and the place that sociologists took.

Coworking space

Not so long ago after the reconstruction of the former room 119, a new, creative coworking zone was opened in Sedova corps. What is special about this place and what amazed students - read in our news.

Anastasia Kuznetsova – the finalist of the competition of student works

Russian Public Opinion Research Center (RPORC) reported the results of the 10th annual competition of student works for 2017-2018 study year. This year's competition was devoted to the topic "SOCIOLOGY IN DIGITAL AND DIGITAL IN SOCIOLOGY".