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Master’s Programme 'Applied and Interdisciplinary History «Usable Pasts»'

Applied history embraces methods and practices dealing with the identification, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of historical artifacts, texts, structures, and landscapes. This programme focuses on new historical approaches and methodologies, enabling students to develop strong research skills. Graduates are prepared for careers in the public sphere or in academia.  The programme is based in St. Petersburg, which is a UNESCO World site rich in museums, monuments, cultural, natural and archaeological heritage sites that provide unique opportunities for practical training.  

2 years
Full-time Programme
140 000 –
280 000 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: Student Research Paper Competition Launched at HSE

Student Research Paper Competition Launched at HSE

HSE accepts applications for the annual student research competition. Students of other Russian universities, as well as foreign universities, can participate in it. The papers are accepted in Russian and English, applications can be submitted until October 15.

Illustration for news: HSE SPb Day 2019

HSE SPb Day 2019

Are the first weeks of classes already a blur, but you still can't shake off the spell of HSE SPb Day? Let's take a look back on how the campus-wide event went and add the photos of our new university family to our albums.

Illustration for news: Let's Go!

Let's Go!

The Director of HSE University - St Petersburg Sergey Kadochnikov welcomes first-year students on their first day of university.

Illustration for news: Elena Kochetkova is elected the Secretary of the European Society for Environmental History

Elena Kochetkova is elected the Secretary of the European Society for Environmental History

Illustration for news: Programme “Applied and Interdisciplinary History «Usable Pasts»” Alumna took part in the Conference “Religion – Continuations and Disruptions“

Programme “Applied and Interdisciplinary History «Usable Pasts»” Alumna took part in the Conference “Religion – Continuations and Disruptions“

Natalia Avdeeva presented her thesis research about the Mariavite Movement to the Conference’s participants.

Illustration for news: HSE University and the State Hermitage Museum to Collaborate on Joint Educational Projects

HSE University and the State Hermitage Museum to Collaborate on Joint Educational Projects

On July 24, HSE University Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and State Hermitage Museum Director Mikhail Piotrovsky officially signed a cooperation agreement. The university and the museum will collaborate on joint educational projects and research.

Illustration for news: The Programme Graduate became a HSE - Saint Petersburg Ambassador!

The Programme Graduate became a HSE - Saint Petersburg Ambassador!

Jeffery Boadu will promote our University in the African continent.

Illustration for news: Third Programme "Applied and Interdisciplinary History «Usable Pasts»" Graduation!

Third Programme "Applied and Interdisciplinary History «Usable Pasts»" Graduation!

16 students received their master grade diplomas on June 29.

Illustration for news: Programme Students and Professors took part in the Summer School "Management, preservation and representation of the industrial and mobility heritage: the experience of Paris"

Programme Students and Professors took part in the Summer School "Management, preservation and representation of the industrial and mobility heritage: the experience of Paris"

The event was held in Paris on June 11-15, 2019.

Illustration for news: Summer school “Russian Empire/Soviet Union through the Lens of Global and New Imperial Histories” in Tyumen

Summer school “Russian Empire/Soviet Union through the Lens of Global and New Imperial Histories” in Tyumen

The Center for Historical Research co-organized with the Journal Ab Imperio and Tyumen State University a summer school “Russian Empire/Soviet Union through the Lens of Global and New Imperial Histories”