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Political Analysis and Public Policy

24 months
2317 EUR/year
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The Political Analysis and Public Policy programme at HSE University focuses on educating professional analysts capable of addressing complex public policy issues of the modern world. 


This Political Analysis and Public Policy programme which is offered by HSE University takes an actor-centred approach to policymaking and implementation, recognizing that contemporary public policy is driven by an ongoing search for answers to society's most burning questions.

Programme goal

The Political Analysis and Public Policy programme at HSE University aims to develop a number of competencies, including conflict analysis and resolution, public policymaking, stakeholder analysis, social research, as well as data collection and analysis of public policy issues. With instruction in English by leading global experts, students are given a strong multi-disciplinary foundation of skills and knowledge required to articulate issues of public concern, analyse alternative policies, facilitate the adoption and implementation of specific choices, and evaluate their effects.  

Career opportunities

The graduates have pursued analysis and management careers in a number of organizations: 
  • National, regional and global think tanks (e.g., the Carnegie Centre (Moscow), Centre for Political Technologies, Institute of World Politics and International Relations (IMEMO), and PIR Centre)
  • International human rights (e.g., HR Watch, Doctors Without Borders, International Red Cross, and Amnesty International)
  • Major business associations and corporations (e.g., Moscow Chamber of Trade and Commerce, Business Russia, Yandex, and LUKOIL)
  • National and international governmental agencies (e.g., the International Organization on Migration (IOM), British Council, and UNESCO)


State Accreditation

Programme Structure

Course included:
  • Foundations of Public Policy
  • Conflict Management 
  • Modern Political Science  
  • Theory and Methodology of Political Research 
  • Human Rights in Globalizing World  
  • Global Actors in Public Policy 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

June 01 -Submission of all supporting documents (for full scholarship students) 




120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Motivation Letter
  • Interview
  • Copies of Bachelor Diploma(s)- GPA and thesis grade
  • Recommendation Letters (from employers and/or academic supervisor)
  • CV
  • Attested (by the Study Office of your academic institution) copy of bachelor’s thesis; copies of publications in scientific journals, student articles digests, etc.; or a text of an article, prepared for publication

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2317 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2317 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • 200 000 – 400 000 RUB/year

Living costs for Moscow

41640 - 81437 RUB /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


 International students can apply to study at HSE for free through full-tuition scholarships. This merit-based scholarship will completely waive all tuition fees for selected full-degree Master's programmes at HSE. Here is a link to explore:

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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