198068 Saint Petersburg
Griboyedov channel embankment, 123, Room 324
t. +7 (812) 644-59-11, plus 61415
The Department was created on the basis of the Department of Politics, which was established in 2005. The main purpose of the department is to provide today’s students with professional training in the fields of political analysis and sociopolitical engineering, as well as in creating a special creative atmosphere that allows for the formation and development of a society of political experts who are capable of not only carrying out professional research, but also proposing and implementing solutions to relevant Russian and international problems.
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Our graduate program in Political Science prepares modern political scientists-researchers, integrated into the international academic community, able to develop and implement research projects using the latest methods of data collection and processing and able to explain the results of their research both for professionals in the field of political science and for a wider audience.
"We assume that students make strategic choices when they come to the program; this implies that the choice is made consciously and for a long time. This choice directly determines their future profession. Therefore, we set the task of attracting the most motivated and ready for scientific work young researchers to our graduate school."
Irina Busygina, Professor, doctor of Political Sciences, coordinator of the graduate program in Political Sciences at the HSE St. Petersburg
What will we teach you?
Our program is designed in such a way as to provide graduate students with all the most important knowledge and skills of modern political researchers — to conduct popular research, to be first-class teachers, to provide the best expertise on their problems for authorities, businesses and the media. During the training, our graduate students attend courses on modern political science, methods of data collection and processing, comparative political science and Russian politics; learn to teach; speak at the best Russian and foreign conferences; they go on internships in well-known foreign political science centers.
Our teachers and supervisors
Irina Busygina — Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor of the Department of Political Science (international relations, comparative political science, Russian politics)
Sergey Akopov — Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor of the Department of Political Science (political theory, international relations, Russian politics)
Dmitry Goncharov — Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor of the Department of Political Science, academic Director of the international Master's program Comparative Politics of Eurasia (comparative political science, Russian politics)
Andrey Starodubtsev — PhD, Dean of the St. Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Oriental studies, HSE St. Petersburg, researcher at the Alexander Institute of the University of Helsinki (comparative politics, Russian politics)
Alexander Sungurov — Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor and first Head of the Department of Political Science (Russian politics)
Anna Tarasenko — PhD, associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, researcher at the Alexander Institute of the University of Helsinki (comparative political science, Russian politics)
Andrey Shcherbak — PhD, associate Professor and Head (since September 1, 2019) of the Department of Political Science, Deputy Head of the Laboratory of Comparative Social Research (comparative political science, Russian politics)
How to enter graduate school at the HSE in St. Petersburg?
From August 1 to September 13, submit your documents electronically or in person. During the entrance tests, which will be held from September 23 to October 11, we assess your ability to engage in scientific work. To do this, we ask you to submit the idea of your research, an example of a literature review on your chosen topic, a description of your previous experience and, if any, scientific publications prepared by you.
The full list of required documents and methods of their submission you can find at https://spb.hse.ru/postgrad/perechen
Any questions about the program, the necessary documents and entrance examinations you can ask Irina Busygina (firstname.lastname@example.org), Andrey Starodubtsev (email@example.com) or Graduate School Manager Anna Tolkacheva (firstname.lastname@example.org).