PEP Master’s at the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” in Moscow, Russia

National Research University “Higher School of Economics” (HSE) has launched its new MS programme: “Politics – Economics – Philosophy”, from 2015 offered in English. This programme is a response to the challenges of contemporary world in which divided disciplinary knowledge is unfit to face its most disturbing problems. The programme is a joint venture of leading Russian and international academics and experts gathered from four departments of the HSE – its Faculties of Social and Economic Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of World Economy & International Relations, as well as from influential Russian think tanks.

The PEP programme provides an opportunity for a cohort of bright, ambitious and motivated students to master two basic areas – economics and political science, as well as to broaden their philosophical outlook, develop critical thinking and social communication skills, and enhance their social and academic capital. It prepares the students for leading positions in politics, consultancy, NGOs, for jobs requiring a high degree of analytical competence and interdisciplinary outlook. The program is intended to give new opportunities for young people motivated to absorb new ideas, tools and techniques developed in the social sciences. Core courses include “Intellectual history”, “Contemporary economics” and “Contemporary political theory”, “Theory and methodology of social sciences”, “Political philosophy”, “Data analysis in social sciences”. Special courses on contemporary Russia will help to understand its political and economic problems.

PEP programme in Moscow closely cooperates with its partner PPE programme in Witten/Herdecke University (Germany) headed by prof. Joachim Zweynert, as well as with other colleagues, such as philosopher prof. Uskali Mäki (Universities of Helsinki), political scientist prof. Boris Kapustin (Yale University), economic historian prof. Stefan Hedlund (University of Uppsala).

Duration – 2 -year full-time programme

Tuition fee – 240 000 Roubles
Tuition waiver options for foreigners are available
Early admissions deadline: March 30, 2015
Regular admissions deadline: July 15, 2015
Classes begin: September 2015

Full details of the program find here:
For additional questions, please, contact prof. Oleg Ananyin:
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HSE international admissions site:

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