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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. 

Application through Federal Quota is open

International students are elible to apply for full-tuition scholarships provided through the Federal Quota Scheme funded by the Russian government

New Dissertation Councils Introduced at HSE

From February 1, 2018, new rules will apply to dissertation defense for Candidate of Sciences (PhD) and Doctor of Sciences (DS) degrees. Vadim Radaev, First Vice Rector at HSE, helped us understand what has changed, as well as how it is necessary to prepare for the defense process.

Admission for Doctoral Studies Kicks Off

Applications are now being accepted for HSE doctoral programmes. The 2018 procedure is similar to that used by many international universities: exams can be sat online and in English, and HSE can now confer its own academic degrees. Sergey Roshchin, HSE Vice Rector, told the HSE News Service about how the procedure has changed.

HSE Will Confer its Own Degrees

A number of research organizations and universities, including HSE, will be able to establish their own academic degrees, under a decree signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Admissions for HSE Doctoral Programmes Now Open

New regulations simplifying admissions to HSE’s doctoral programmes have been approved. The procedure includes two application waves that consider personal achievements, and offers more opportunities for those who speak foreign languages. Vice Rector Sergey Roshchin told us more about the changes.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2017

International Applications Open for HSE Doctoral Programmes

HSE Offers Traineeship Opportunities for International Doctoral Students

Doctoral schools provide an opportunity for international doctoral students to undertake part of their study or research at HSE. The university offers two types of traineeships – research and study. The study stay involves taking courses from the HSE doctoral schools. The research stay offers the opportunity to work with a particular academic advisor or at an international research laboratory or centre; gain access to international full-text and abstract databases, journals and books; and attend graduate seminars.

HSE Endowment to Back Student Participation in International Contests

The funding will be allocated on a competitive basis. The first round of applications has already started and will run until October 15, 2016.

“Relocating religion”: report from the Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions

This summer Helsinki hosted the large annual conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions. Iliyana Angelova (University of Oxford / University of Tuebingen) and Ksenia Medvedeva (HSE) share their impressions from the event and reflect on their experiences of having convened a session at an international conference of such a scale.

The Journal of Economic Sociology has been accepted for inclusion into Scopus

The Journal of Economic Sociology has been accepted for inclusion into Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. The Journal of Economic Sociology has successfully gone through a review process and evaluation governed by The Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB), with the participation of international experts. Integration of the Journal of Economic Sociology’s content into Scopus coverage is expected in the near future.