Master Political Analysis and Public Policy

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR3629 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR3629 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Moscow, Russia | Bologna, Italy
The Political Analysis and Public Policy Programme from National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) is based on the best experience of Master's Programmes in Public Policy around the world. We are constantly developing and improving the programme and involve representatives from the leading Russian, European and American universities, most influential think tanks and renowned international organizations in the teaching process.



The Political Analysis and Public Policy Programme from National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) has two study tracks: 'Public Politicy Analysis' and 'Human Rights and Democratic Governance'. Students may choose from a wide variety of courses of both study tracks.

The Master's in Public Policy is a two-year innovative practice-oriented program developing the skills required to articulate issues of public concern, analyze alternative policies, facilitate the adoption and implementation of specific public choices, and evaluate their effects. The goal is to educate professional analysts and managers capable to deal with complex public policy issues of the modern world. The program provides each student with a strong multi-disciplinary foundation of skills and knowledge and an opportunity to apply them to contemporary public policy process.

The Program is open to the students with different professional, educational and cultural backgrounds. We have graduates who demonstrate that public policy can be effectively mastered on the basis of management, political science, public administration, philosophy, history, geography, and even mathematics. It can be efficiently combined with various career experiences ranging from volunteering and NGO employment to business and civil service.

Career trajectory

Our graduates build analytical and managerial careers in:

  • National, regional and global think tanks (Centre for Political Technologies, Foundation for the Development of Information Policy, Interlegal Foundation, ZIRCON Research Group, Levada Centre, Public Opinion Foundation - FOM, Russian Public Opinion Research Center – WCIOM, Russian Center for Policy Studies (PIR Center), Medialogia, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Gorbachev Foundation, Carnegie Foundation)
  • International human rights organizations and other NGOs (Transparency International, Moscow Helsinki Group, Memorial Centre, International Protection Centre, Centre for Democracy Development and Human Rights, Sova Centre, Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON), Public Verdict, Centre for Social and Labor Rights, Greenpeace etc.)
  • Business Associations and large corporations (Moscow Chamber of Trade and Commerce, Business Russia, ROSATOM, Russian Railways Company, GAZPROM, Yandex, Norilsk Nickel Group, LUKOIL, Skolkovo Foundation)
  • National, regional and international governmental agencies (Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation, Ministry of information technologies and communications of the Russian Federation, Sberbank Rossii, Embassy of the United States (Moscow, Russia), International Organization for Migration, Delegation of the European Union to Russia, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Atomic Energy Agency)
  • Universities and academic institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Institute of World Politics and International Relations (IMEMO), Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences (INION), Institute of Sociology, Institute of World History, Institute of Eastern Studies, Higher School of Economics)

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • EUR3629 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR3629 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • 260000 RUB
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses 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

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.

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  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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