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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
Instruction in English


International Student Research Conference 2017

The International Students’ Research Conference was organized this year from 2nd and 3rd February 2017 at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg.

Practice Oriented Seminar within Winter School-2017

Winter School-2017 at the program “Applied and Interdisciplinary History: Usable Pasts” was conducted in February 4-5.

Second round of international application for undergraduate and graduate studies is now open

The 2nd application round for 2017 intake commenced on February 1.

Applications Open for 2017 International Admissions

On November 1, applications opened for 2017 admissions to undergraduate and graduate programmes at HSE. This year, a new online application system has been introduced to simplify the procedure for international applicants.

Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov gave Key Note Address at the opening of the X Siberian Studies Conference

October, 24 Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov gave Key Note Address “Headman's outrage: towards the anthropology of emotions and affect in Northern Siberia” at the opening of the X Siberian Studies Conference "Passion for Life: Emotions. Feelings and Perception in the North and Siberia” 
The conference is organized by the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology of the Russian Academy of Science (Kunstkamera) and Russian Geographical Society (24-26 October 2016)

International Students Can Now Apply to HSE through a Simplified Procedure

HSE’s Admission Rules for the 2017/2018 academic year have undergone some changes in regards to international admission. The admission track is now unified for students from both CIS and non-CIS countries. Thus, only two exams must be passed in order to be accepted into a given undergraduate programme, while competitions for Master’s programmes only require a portfolio and an interview. The rules for International Olympiad Competitions have also been changed. Registration for these competitions ends on November 15.

Users Can Now Get Free Certificates for Taking HSE Courses on Coursera

Thousands of learners now have the opportunity to obtain free certificates for taking HSE courses on Coursera.

1 mln

users signed up for HSE courses through Coursera and Russia’s National Open Education Platform

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).