• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The master’s programme System and Software Engineering programme is offered by the National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) is focused on training administrative professionals, project managers and development team’ leaders, who are able to organize effective management of software development projects (the latter are considered as complex dynamic systems characterized by the dominance of human factor) within a specified time frame, definitive deadlines and fixed budget.


The graduates will work in stated above organizations and other leading Russian and international software manufacturers, research centers of transnational companies, system integrators and IT departments of large Russian companies and governmental bodies. They will be highly sought after professionals in a fast-growing labor market, and able to effectively participate in the industrial implementation of the processes of development, maintenance, and support of complex software systems.

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Applied System Analysis
  • Formal Methods in Software Engineering
  • Software Engineering Methodology
  • Advanced Databases
  • Enterprise Software Systems Development 
  • Financial and Non-Financial Information about the Company
  • Data Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Application 
  • Bachelor’s (Specialist’s or Master’s) diploma and official transcripts of previous educational studies (if you have not yet received your Bachelor’s diploma, please include an official copy of your most recent academic transcript).
  • An applicant needs to have a degree in one of the following fields of study: Computer Science, Software Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Information Security, Electronics, Radio-Engineering.
  • Letter of motivation describing your reasons for applying in the context of your long-term career goals and background. The quality of your English is also evaluated.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5624 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5624 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • 370 000 RUB / year

Living costs for Moscow

  • 41640 - 81440 RUB/month
    Living Costs

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


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