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This programme responds to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region. The programme curriculum is built around core conceptual training in comparative political science and comprehensive empirical training in contemporary methods of social science research. The programme’s location in St. Petersburg, with its extraordinary cultural and historical heritage, will provide students with unique opportunities for cultural enrichment, historical understanding, and Russian language acquisition.

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


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.

The Best of Student Research Competition 2017 Awarded

The results of the 2017 Best Student Scientific Research Competition (NIRS) have been announced. We take this opportunity to name and honour the winners, the runners-up, and their academic supervisors.

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.

2018 IPSA-HSE Summer School for Methods of Political & Social Research

Call for applications for the 2018 IPSA-HSE Summer School for Methods of Political & Social Research has been launched with the updated version of the School website.

Academic year opening ceremony for first year students

Pay attention: the place of meeting has changed!

HSE is among QS top 100 for Politics & International Studies

IPSA - HSE School on Methods of Political Science

The registration for the IPSA - HSE School on Methods of Political Science is now open

Eurasian Studies is on the Rise

HSE launches its new graduate programme, Comparative Politics of Eurasia. To understand just why Russian and international students and academics are taking notice, we spoke with Academic Supervisor, Dr. Dmitry Goncharov, who shows how the demand for specialists is pushing growth in this field.