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

No enrollment in 2020. You can apply to Global and Regional History programme.

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
ENG
Instruction in English
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers not applicable

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Illustration for news: New Call For International Ambassadors at HSE Saint Petersburg

New Call For International Ambassadors at HSE Saint Petersburg

International senior students can apply to HSE International Ambassadors programme. Participants will get financial support for projects aiming to attract new students, free professional training and cool HSE merch.

Illustration for news: HSE University Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2020

HSE University Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2020

HSE University – St Petersburg invites foreign citizens to apply to its undergraduate or graduate programmes for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applications can be submitted online.

Illustration for news: Research seminar "Russian in the World in the Imperial Era (1650-1917)" on June 24-29, 2020

Research seminar "Russian in the World in the Imperial Era (1650-1917)" on June 24-29, 2020

The workshop will be supported by the Frederick Paulsen Foundation. Within the framework of the seminar program, the London School of Economics and the National Research University Higher School of Economics will be able to bring together the most promising young historians of Imperial Russia.

Illustration for news: The Questions of Private Collections Were Discussed in HSE – St. Petersburg for the Second Time

The Questions of Private Collections Were Discussed in HSE – St. Petersburg for the Second Time

On October 10 and 11, the II International Kotchoubey Readings took place in Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg. The conference ‘Private Collections: Objects, History, Emotions’ became an international platform of experience sharing for collectors, Russian private and public museums representatives and leading experts in this field.

Illustration for news: What Student Teaching Quality Assessment Can Show

What Student Teaching Quality Assessment Can Show

What students think about strict teachers and why seminars are more popular than lectures

Illustration for news: HSE Places Second Among Russian Universities in THE Humanities Ranking

HSE Places Second Among Russian Universities in THE Humanities Ranking

HSE University improved its performance from last year, entering the Top-200 of the Times Higher Education (THE) subject ranking in Arts and Humanities. We now place second among Russian universities and have the best results of the participants of the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100.

Illustration for news: HSE Entered the Top 250 Graduate Universities in the World Ranking

HSE Entered the Top 250 Graduate Universities in the World Ranking

The Higher School of Economics moved into a higher rating range for graduate employment (201-250) for the first time in five years, surpassing more powerful competitors. This year, the number of applicants for getting into the rating increased by 15% (758 universities) while 36 new universities entered the ranking.

Illustration for news: HSE's New Achievements in World Rankings: THE WUR Completes 2019 World Ranking Marathon

HSE's New Achievements in World Rankings: THE WUR Completes 2019 World Ranking Marathon

THE WUR ranking - the overall ranking of the best universities in the world - completed the publication of world ratings in 2019. HSE showed successful dynamics of its results and moved to a new and higher position of 251-300, taking third place among Russian universities after Moscow State University (189) and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (201-250).

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.