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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


Banking Cards for HSE Students

HSE has gradually begun transitioning payment of scholarships to Sberbank cards. Cards will initially be issued to first-year Master’s students. From November 2016 Scholarship payments for first-year students will be transferred only to Sberbank cards.

Research seminar: MIT anthropologists Heather Paxson and Stephen Helmreich on microbiopolitics and science

On October, 3, at 6 p.m. the Center for Historical Research organizes a scholar seminar with participation of Professor Heather Paxson and Professor Stefan Helmreich (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA).

HSE St Petersburg Fosters an International Education Environment

HSE in St. Petersburg is often warmly referred to as a ‘big family’, so it’s nice that this family is particularly multinational. Students from 40 countries currently study at HSE St. Petersburg, and have the opportunity not only to gain new knowledge and valuable skills in intercultural communication, but also to make friends from all over the world.

HSE St. Petersburg Welcomes International Students!

Starting from Monday, August 29, new exchange and full-time international students will arrive on campus within Common Arrival Days that will be followed by Orientation meetings at Kantemirovskaya ulitsa and end up at the magnificent Sibur Arena with the HSE Day 2016 on September 3.

HSE E-mail for Students

At the end of August, all freshly enrolled HSE students will get HSE e-mail addresses. They will be able to get their addresses at their initial meetings with programme office staff*. We’d like to inform you more about the opportunities that come along with HSE e-mail.

"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.