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HSE University – St. Petersburg Launches Three New Double Degree Tracks

In late May, the HSE campus in St. Petersburg finalized negotiations with three foreign partner universities to launch three new double degree tracks at the Master’s level.

HSE University – St. Petersburg Launches Three New Double Degree Tracks

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Master's students in Global and Regional History (now accepting applications) now have an opportunity to be selected for the double degree track to obtain not only a degree from HSE, but also from the University of Torino in Area and Global Studies for International Cooperation (AGIC). The AGIC programme adds a strong regional focus on Italy, the Mediterranean and post-colonial Africa, Asia, and the Americas to the HSE University – St. Petersburg MA degree in History, and is aimed at providing all necessary skills for work in international cooperation and global and interdisciplinary area studies. ‘This is an important breakthrough for our MA students,’ says Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov, the academic head of the MA in Global and Regional History.

It allows students to not only attend classes as visiting students, but to earn an MA degree from a world-class Western European university without having to compete for placement and funding

Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov
Programme Academic Supervisor, Master's programme 'Global and Regional History'

The track will be open to 2 or more top students selected by the MA Programme Board in Global and Regional History on the basis of their academic performance and motivation. The double degree mobility will take place within the second year of the programme and will be concluded with a thesis defense either at HSE University – St. Petersburg or the University of Torino.

The Master's programme in Comparative Politics of Eurasia will launch a new double degree track with the Master's programme in European and International Studies at the University of Trento. The track will be open to 2 top students who will be selected by the Programme Board on the basis of their academic merits and motivation. The students who successfully finish their studies both at HSE and UniTrento will be eligible for two degrees. This is the second double degree track with the University of Trento at the St. Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Asian Studies. The school already has a double degree track with UniTrento in its Master in Modern Social Analysis programme. The Master in European and International Studies at University of Trento annually gathers top domestic and international students and has a multidisciplinary approach supplied with research-led teaching. The University of Trento is one of the world's top young universities, one of the top 100 best world’s universities in Sociology, and one of the top 200 in Social Research.

Students of Master in Finance will have an opportunity to be selected for the double degree track to obtain not only a degree of HSE, but also a degree in Finance from Univaasa. The Master’s Degree Progamme in Finance from Univaasa is designed to provide students with a strong knowledge of finance and financial analysis theory from an international perspective and includes an overview of corporate finance, investments, and option pricing.

The track is open to 2 top students who will be selected by the Programme Board of the Master in Finance Programme based on their academic merits and motivation. Double Degree Programme students will have a chance to spend the second year at Univaasa and will be eligible for two degrees if they successfully finish their studies at both universities. The first year (2020-2021) of the double degree programme implementation is funded by the FIRST+.

Three double degree tracks are available to students starting from the 2020 admissions. All the double degree tracks are taught in English. Both international and domestic students at HSE University – St. Petersburg are eligible for selection.