Master Master in Political Analysis and Public Policy

National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) | Moscow , Russia | Bologna , Italy
The first of its kind in Russia, the Master in Political Analysis and Public Policy programme from National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) trains future policy leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Students learn how to articulate issues of public concern, analyze policies, influence public decision-making, and evaluate the effects of policy choices.



A special concentration, Human Rights and Democratic Governance, is also offered. This focus provides students with deep theoretical knowledge, strong analytical skills, and practical experience (through internships) in human rights research, monitoring, advocacy, and litigation. A double-degree track with University of Bologna is also offered.

The Master in Political Analysis and Public Policy programme from National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) works with a large number of Russian and international think tanks and non-government organizations. Experts from these institutions give guest lectures and are approachable to students, providing a starting professional network for students that could be invaluable in the early stages of their careers.

Graduates go on to successful careers working for government agencies, political parties, non-profit organizations, think tanks, and private sector corporations.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline July 15th
Tuition fee
  • EUR 3009 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 3009 Year (EEA)
  • 240000 RUB
Start date
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Part-time study: Most lectures and other academic activities begin later in the day (usually in the evening), so it is possible to combine study with a part-time job, especially during the second year of study.

Sample courses: Anti-Corruption Policy in Public Service, Think Tanks as Policy Actors, Concepts of Human Rights in Non-Western Societies, Corporate Citizenship, Lobbying and Advocacy Work.

Partner universities:
  • University of Bologna (double-degree option)
  • Univerzitet u Sarajevu
  • George Mason University
  • Torino University College
  • University of Torino
  • Science Po University

English Language Requirements


Application requirements
  • Application form
  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Academic transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Results from English proficiency exams (IELTS or TOEFL) *Native English speakers and graduates from English-taught programs are exempt.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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