Doctoral School of Sociology

The Doctoral School of Sociology offers training for doctoral students in full-time doctoral programme and full-time advanced doctoral programme on Moscow and Saint Petersburg HSE campuses. Doctoral students can choose one of the following sociology tracks: theory, methodology and history of sociology; economic sociology and demography; and social structure, social institutes and processes. 

Doctoral Students Need the Support of Not Only Their Academic Supervisor, but Also of Other Faculty Staff

Doctoral Students Need the Support of Not Only Their Academic Supervisor, but Also of Other Faculty Staff
To successfully defend a doctoral dissertation, PhD candidates need not only the support of their academic supervisor and close friends and relatives, but also system-wide assistance from the university department or faculty where they study. However, HSE University researchers have found that such support can take different forms and that each has a different effect on how confident a student feels in their ability to successfully defend their dissertation. The results of their study were published in the journal Higher Education Quarterly.

Application through Federal Quota is open

Application through Federal Quota is open
International students are elible to apply for full-tuition scholarships provided through the Federal Quota
The submission of documents for international students has been opened and will finish on March 11. If you are planning to submit for a doctoral program on sociology, please, listen to the web meeting record from February 28, 2022

Applications Open for 2022 Full-Tuition Doctoral Scholarships

Applications Open for 2022 Full-Tuition Doctoral Scholarships
International students interested in joining HSE University can apply for full-tuition scholarships from the Russian government. Applications for the 2022/23 academic year are open from March 1–11. We spoke to HSE University doctoral students about their work and about how scholarships have helped them pursue their research goals.

New Rules for International Students: Mandatory Check-Ups and Fingerprinting

New Rules for International Students: Mandatory Check-Ups and Fingerprinting
Attend the webinars to learn more

Aryuna Kim has enrolled in the Group of Young Academic Professionals

Aryuna Kim has enrolled in the Group of Young Academic Professionals
Congratulations to ANR-Lab research assistant Aryuna Kim on being accepted into the Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals) to the "New Researchers" category.

International Cooperation

International Cooperation
Research Assistant Daniel Lebedev has joined the Organazing Committee of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA). 

Second Module: What's Changing at HSE University

Second Module: What's Changing at HSE University
How studies will be arranged from October 25 to December 30.

HSE University Classes to Be Held On Site for All Students

HSE University Classes to Be Held On Site for All Students
Classes in the new academic year will take place on site for students of all HSE University campuses. Existing COVID safety precautions will remain in effect.

‘One Year of Combined-Track Studies Expands Students’ Research Horizons’

‘One Year of Combined-Track Studies Expands Students’ Research Horizons’
HSE University continues to develop its new study format for students embarking on a research career: the Combined Master's-PhD track. This year, there will be 75 places for Master’s students on the track—two thirds more than last year. HSE Vice Rector Sergey Roshchin talks about the appeal of the combined-track option, how to enrol, and the achievements of last year’s applicants.

Russian IT Freelancers Face Gender Discrimination

Russian IT Freelancers Face Gender Discrimination
Olga Vilkova, a PhD student of the HSE University's Faculty of Social Sciences, has proved that IT engineers face inequality and discrimination on the Russian online freelance market—websites offering jobs for self-employed people. The researcher analyzed the data on professional success of 54,000 IT engineers registered on the major Russian freelancing platform FL.ru. The research is published in the Monitoring of Public Opinion: Economic and Social Changes Journal.