National Research University Higher School of Economics

School of Sociology

Master in Comparative Social Research


Pokrovsky blvd, 11

Moscow, Moscow Cit 109028


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master in Comparative Social Research

Format: Campus

Program Description:

One of the key advantages of this programme is the combination of fundamental theoretical training with education in methods of sociological research at an advanced level. Most of the programme courses contain a theoretical core and involve training to apply these theoretical concepts to the analysis of different sociological cases and problems (from societal evolution and explanation models to conceptualization of the problems of ideology, power, social policy, gender etc.) The programme is based on courses developed by researcher lecturers who are experts both from a theoretical perspective and in terms of methods of research and practical application. Student Profile: Highly-talented students who are interested in studying sociology Graduates of this course will be able to: Continue their academic career in a Russian aspirantura or international PhD programme; Work as leading analysts and highly qualified specialists in state agencies, marketing and survey firms, media business as well as in corporate research centers and consulting companies. It is important to emphasize that the programme graduates will be able to participate in the preparation and implementation of complex projects where the feasibility requirements are combined with the necessity of using academic conceptualizations of the problems, scientific methods of research and preparation of final analytical materials as reports and publications in specialized journals. Taking into consideration the knowled Highlights Edit Remove 2-year all-English MA program in comparative sociology. Study for the first semester in Moscow, the second semester in St. Petersburg, the third semester on a research internship with international partners, and the final semester with an advisor, affiliated with a research laboratory. Stipends, tuition waivers for top students. Tuition-fee study slots also available for qualified candidates. Professional, program-specific staffing. Academic orientation, with additional strengths for international research labor market. Potential development into dual/joint degree partner abroad. Awards “Master of Sociology” degree. Created on the basis of the Laboratory of Comparative Social Researc


The program is accredited by National Research University "Higher School of Economics"

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International Financial Aid: No

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