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The programme trains graduates for work in federal state agencies, local government, state and municipal institutions, public sector entities, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and various analytical structures. Distinctive features of the programme are constructive relations with local governments, high demand for graduates of the programme, multiple job opportunities and highly qualified lecturers.
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers available
What will I study?
The structure of the curriculum allows students to tailor their educational trajectories with a combination of compulsory and elective courses.
Theory and Mechanisms of Modern State and Municipal Management
Legal Support of State and Municipal Administration
Modern State Economic Policy
Budget Policy and Process
Organisational Behaviour in Public Institutions
Practical Aspects of the Interaction between the State and Non-profit Organisations
Project Management in the Public Sector
Regional Economic Policy
City Economy and the Management of Municipal Socio-economic Development
Public Sector Economics
and other courses
Management of State and Municipal Procurement, Orders, and Contracts
Ethics and Responsibility in Public Administration
Advantages of the Programme
Students of the programme gain practical skills in writing analytical notes, drawing up documents and regulatory legal acts, working with state information systems and more. Representatives of regional authorities, municipal administrations, legislative bodies and federal authorities are involved in implementing the programme. Students attend numerous master classes from leading specialists and civil servants and gain experience working on projects in the field of state and municipal administration.
A degree from a leading Russian university
Graduates of all HSE campuses receive the same HSE diploma. Master’s students also receive a European Diploma Supplement containing information about their education, their final grades on a 10-point scale, and a conversion of their final grades to the European ECTS grading system. The document is provided in both English and Russian and allows students to continue their education or work in Bologna Process member countries (48 countries) without a legal translation of their diploma.
Students from Perm have the opportunity to study for free at HSE University’s other campuses in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Students are provided with dormitory accommodation for the duration of their stay in another city.
The programme trains students with the required skills for government leadership, teaching and scientific activities, and working in business with a focus on cooperation with the state.
Our graduates have gone on to work in various government and administrative positions in the city of Perm, Perm Region, Moscow and other regional and federal bodies, as well as in the media, the United Nations, senior positions in the health and education system, and in a variety of scientific and teaching roles.
Students gain the professional knowledge and skills in state and municipal administration to work with:
event preparation and organisation
management and financial reporting
comprehensive problem analysis
the use of regulatory frameworks
applying the development principles of political, social, economic and managerial processes in practice
The Master's in Public Administration offers 19 state-funded places and 3 fee-paying places for international applicants.
Applicants can enrol in the programme based on the results of competitive selection (portfolio).
Portfolio should include:
average diploma score
English language score in the diploma
international certificate confirming knowledge of English
prizes in student scientific or applied design competitions, publications
None of these criteria are mandatory, but they can bring points to your application.
On November 16, the first 'Welcome Day' forum for foreign students was held in Perm. The forum brought together foreign students from all the universities of the city and HSE Perm's Club of Foreign Students also took part in the event.