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Master in Comparative Politics of Eurasia

This Comparative Politics of Eurasia programme from National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE) was created in response to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region. The programme curriculum is built around core conceptual training in comparative political science and comprehensive empirical training in contemporary methods of social science research.

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Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: 330 000 RUB / year
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia

The Comparative Politics of Eurasia programme’s location in St. Petersburg, with its extraordinary cultural and historical heritage, will provide students with unique opportunities for diving into the Russian culture, understanding history, and acquiring the Russian language.

The National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE) St. Petersburg Master’s Programme in Comparative Politics of Eurasia responds to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region, including the former Soviet Union and the countries of East Asia, as well as the associated need for both national and international expertise in the comparative politics of this vital region.

The programme provides for a discipline based professional training in Comparative Politics complemented with an advanced, specialist understanding of the unique and challenging political and social environment of the Eurasian region.

Courses Included:

  • Methodology and Research Methods of Political Science
  • Research Seminar “Eurasian Political Studies”
  • National Identity, Social and Political Development in Asia
  • Political Economy of Postcommunist Transformation
  • Postcommunist Politics and Society
  • Modern Political Science
  • Cold War Encounters

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Conceptual Training

The programme curriculum is developed around a core conceptual training in comparative political science and a comprehensive empirical training in contemporary methods of social science research. Alongside this core, the programme offers an exciting range of elective courses in two broad groups.

The first group, augmenting the core training in comparative political science covers: politics and society in contemporary Russia; the social and political transformations of Central Asia, China and Vietnam; and the political economy of post-communist development. A second, more multi-disciplinary grouping of courses includes those that cover: the international relations of Russia, Central Asia, China and Vietnam; Russia’s energy policies and dilemmas; and Russia’s geo-political standing in the context of the wider Arctic region.

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