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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 and rich in museums, monuments, cultural-natural and archaeological heritage sites that provide unique opportunities for practical training.  

2 years
Full-time Programme
250 000 RUB/year
Tuition Fee in 2018
Instruction in English

Apr 20
HSE SPb Research Day 2018

The deadline for applications is March 11, 2018 


Illustration for news: The Value of Opportunities

The Value of Opportunities

Director of HSE University Saint Petersburg, Sergey Kadochnikov, spoke to us about the value of study abroad experiences and how students can benefit from participating in international exchange programmes.

Illustration for news: Sofia Chernysheva about her exchange semester at the Masaryk University

Sofia Chernysheva about her exchange semester at the Masaryk University

Sofia Chernysheva, second year "Appleid and Interdisciplinary History" student shared her experience in exchange semester at the Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic)

«Nationally determined contributions to climate mitigation, trade and international law»

Illustration for news: 2018-2019 International Admissions Start at HSE St. Petersburg

2018-2019 International Admissions Start at HSE St. Petersburg

The scope of academic programmes of HSE St. Petersburg in 2018-2019 includes brand new Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees open for international students, who are welcome to apply from mid-November 2017. 

HSE Enters Top 50 in QS BRICS Ranking

HSE’s progress in the global rankings in 2017 can also be seen in the QS BRICS regional ranking, where HSE is now 39th among all universities, moving up 23 positions as compared to last year.

Series of Interdisciplinary Seminars "Global Energy Policy and History" Start

Master programmes in Comparative Politics of Eurasia and Applied and Interdisciplinary History «Usable Pasts», jointly with Political Science Department, HSE-SPb and History Department have launched a new project – a series of interdisciplinary seminars «Global Energy Politics and History»in actual issues in modern politics, society and history, particularly in energy policy, environmental and technical history.

Illustration for news: From the White Sea to the North Sea

From the White Sea to the North Sea

Seminar of the Laboratory of Environmental and Technological History HSE, October 30, 6 pm,  Kanal Griboedova 123 room 409  From the White Sea to the North Sea

Dominic Lieven gave public lecture at HSE in St Petersburg

On October 11, Professor Dominic Lieven delivered a public lecture at the HSE St Petersburg. Lecture was titled “Reflections on empire, Russia and historical comparison” and was organized by the Center for Historical Research.

"Boundaries of History": Andrey Golovnev (Kunskamera)

On 5th of October in frames of the “Boundaries of history” research seminar Andrey Golovnev, ethnographer, documentary filmmaker and director of Kunstkamera delivered a lecture titled “Anthropology of motion and the phenomenon of colonization”.

Hero of Anti-Apartheid Movement Albie Sachs Visited HSE Saint-Petersburg

On September 27 an outstanding South African lawyer, judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa (1994-2009) Albert (“Albie”) Sachs gave a lecture called "Forging a Constitution for the New South Africa: from Racism to Equal Rights for All", sharing his experience with the students and academic staff of the HSE.