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HSE University Master in Population and Development
HSE University

Master in Population and Development

Moscow, Russia

2 Years


Full time

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RUB 390,000 / per year *


* 195 000 – 390 000 RUB/year


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The Master’s in Population and Development program is intended for individuals with different backgrounds who want to understand the connections between development and population growth. The program provides a strong background in both the theory and history of population development issues together with a grounding in contemporary approaches to analyzing and projecting population structure and resource requirements.

About the Program

The main aim of the "Population and Development" program is to train the specialists who will be ready for practical development problems solutions. These challenges could be results of rapid changes in the social and economic sphere or on the other hand be set by the public administration on different levels to prevent the negative consequences of population changes or to utilize the positive demographic impact.

The program develops students’ skills in applying multi-disciplinary analytic approaches to population development and resource allocation issues that are essential for management and public administration in numerous sectors. The specialists who graduated from our program will have skills and knowledge in principles of population changes and social-economic development. They will be able to use modern methods of data analysis and interpretation of the results. They will understand the capacities and limitations of the basic instruments of development and their practical usage.


Core Lecturers

The two-year program offers a range of courses (including electives) taught in English by key specialists (Ph.D. holders in Economics, Sociology, Geography, Philosophy, Math, and Physics) in the field from the Higher School of Economics (Institute of Demography and Public Administration Department, Faculty of Economics) and its partner universities including Russian Academy of Science, New Economics School, Moscow Lomonosov State University, and RANEPA. Specialists from different public sector services and managers from private companies. Lecturers from international universities and research centers: (University of Chicago, Stockholm University, University of Southampton, Sapienza — Università di Roma).

What makes this program different

  • International relationship with the leading universities in our field.
  • Scholars with high qualifications.
  • International Diploma.
  • Access to the electronic libraries and other resources provided by HSE.
  • The unique library is provided by the Institute of Demography.
  • 15 budget places and special Quotas for international students (for 20-25 persons).
  • Dormitories.
  • Flexible elective courses system.

Partner universities

  • INED (France)
  • Max Plank University – Demographic Department (Germany)
  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)
  • Sapienza – Università di Roma (Italy)
  • Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)



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