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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
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Instruction in English

News

Tuition Fee Discounts for Foreign Applicants

The Academic Council of the St Petersburg branch of the Higher School of Economics approved a policy providing for fee discounts for the most talented international applicants entering the university in 2017. Discounts will be based on the total score achieved in entrance examinations.

The Higher School of Economics at SPIEF

This year, the Higher School of Economics (Moscow and St. Petersburg branches) not only participated in the programme of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, but also had its own stand at the SPIEF Investment and Business Expo.

Labor market: the analysis of IT-specialists and freelance projects

On the 27 of May another seminar of the Research Group "Machine Learning and Social Computing" was held. Anastasia Nesterenko and Ivan Mishalkin told about their scientific projects.

HSE Best Teachers Election Starts

From May 29 to June 18 students can vote for HSE’s best teachers of the academic year. This year there is no need to come to the university to vote. Students can submit their scores online via LMS. 

HSE Success in Research Performance Rankings in 8 Subject Areas

HSE has been ranked one of the top 15 universities by research performance in 8 subject areas, compiled by the Expert Analytical Centre in 2016. HSE took the first place in three subjects: Economics, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Youth subcultures: what are they now?

From 30 November to 1 December 2017, the international conference "Urban youth cultures: solidarity, creativity, activism" will take place as part of the project "Creative Fields of Interethnic Cooperation and Youth Cultural Scenes of Russian Cities" (Russian Science Foundation, 2015-2017), implemented by the Center for Youth Studies (CYS) at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg. The research of the CYS always produces interesting results, so we turned to the director of the Center Professor Elena Omelchenko to find out more about the upcoming event.

Recommendation systems

On the 8 of April on the regular meeting of the Research Group “Machine Learning and Social Computing” members told about recommender systems and practical problems, which these systems are aimed to solve. Students, guests from different universities and professors of various faculties found this event very interesting.

HSE Campuses in Moscow and St. Petersburg Admitted to QTEM

On March 10, 2017, the HSE campuses in Moscow and St. Petersburg were admitted to QTEM, an international network of the world’s leading business schools. This means that every year the 20 best management and finance MA students from both campuses will benefit from a range of network member opportunities, and after they graduate from their programme at their home university, will receive a prestigious QTEM graduate certificate. 

Visiting Playkot

After the meeting with Ilya Pshenichny within the day of the profession at HSE, many students of the Bachelor programme Sociology and Social Informatics, entrants and participants of the Research Group were invited to the Playkot office. Playkot is the third largest game studio in Russia. It comes up with games for Vkontakte, Facebook and smartphones. Ilya Pshenichny, director of business development in Playkot, told about the projects of the studio, the game industry in Russia and the game development process.

Denis Bulygin and Stas Pozdniakov admitted to high-profile Master’s programmes