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The programme is founded on a practical focus, proposing both traditional training methods focused on research and developing practical skills related to applied history. On the one hand, the programme focuses on preparing students for work in the public sphere right after graduation. Other objective implies that the programme produces graduates with strong background for further academic career: it trains students in new historical approaches and methodologies that will make them successful in application to PhD programmes.

2 years
Full-time Programme
Instruction in English


"The Shanghai Summer School at Fudan University will always remain as one of my best academic and cultural experience"

Samrat Sil, a second-year student of MA Program in Applied and Interdisciplinary History, participated in a Summer School for students and young researchers from BRICS countries which took place at Fudan University, China, on July 6 – August 3, 2016.

In-depth Training in Applied History at HSE St Petersburg

David Damtar from Ghana and Samrat Sil from India are both pursuing Master’s degrees in Applied and Interdisciplinary History at HSE St Petersburg. HSE student Julia Nikolaenko talked with them about their academic backgrounds, reasons for choosing HSE, and impressions of life in Russia.

"Research internship in Tsarskoe Selo gave us a great experience of advanced training in applied history"

First-year students of the Master's program in Applied and Interdisciplinary History Alina Zgolaya, Anna Rokhloi, and Pavel Savchenko did practical projects for Kochubey’s Mansion in Tsarskoe Selo as a part of their research internship in May-June 2016.

Noble Heritage On Public Display at Tsarskoe Selo

The exhibition ‘Kochubey Mansion, A House of Gentlefolk (Home of the Gentry) in Tsarskoe Selo’ has opened at the Tsarskoe Selo museum reserve. The exhibition is a joint project between the museum and HSE St. Petersburg, which has its Executive Management Training Center situated at the Kochubey Mansion. HSE's administration decided to open up its collection of rare artwork to everyone interested in Russian history. 

The Master's Program in History at HSE - Saint-Petersburg and the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) will continue their cooperation in the 2016/2017 academic year

The University of Jyväskylä (JYU) received funding from the Centre for International Mobility (CIMO) of Finland for intensifying an international student and teacher exchange with HSE –  Saint-Petersburg through the Finnish-Russian Student and Teacher Exchange Network (FIRST) and developing and organizing a joint intensive course.

Master students at the conference on BRICS Societies in a Multi-Polar World: Historical-Comparative Perspectives and Current Challenges

On May 16-18 the first annual BRICS conference focusing on the interaction of the social sciences were held in National Research University Higher School of Economics.

HSE Best Teachers Election Starts

From May 30 to June 19 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 and alumni can submit their scores online via LMS.

MA students at the Third Annual Conference “Education and Global Cities: Horizons for Contemporary Universities”

MA students of the Department of History Justin Ramsey, Anna Rohloi and Pavel Savchenko presented their researsh projects at the round table “Urban Studies: International Experience and Universities' Collaboration” which was organized by the Department of History (NRU HSE, St.Petersburg) in the framework of the Conference “Education and Global Cities: Horizons for Contemporary Universities” on May, 20, 2016.

Empire in World War I: Causes and Consequences

On May 12, 2016, Professor Dominic Lieven (Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge, and Fellow of the British Academy) made a presentation titled "Empire in World War I: Causes and Consequences" at the regular research seminar Boundaries of History of the Centre for Historical Research and the Department of History of the Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg.

"First Flight" at the Peter and Paul Fortress

Igor Tarbeev and Victoria Avanskaya, graduate students at HSE St. Petersburg Master's program in Applied and Interdisciplinary History “Usable Pasts", took part in the preparation of the exhibition named "First Flight" at the Peter and Paul Fortress.