Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: English

Benefits of the programme

  • The programme aims to equip graduates with leadership skills to successfully implement public strategies of innovative and sustainable development of society.
  • The programme is taught in English which facilitates the exchange of knowledge and educational technologies in the field of global public policy.
  • The programme is based on best international practices and methodology allowing to training highly qualified analysts, public administrators and political leaders.
  • Students have an opportunity to shape and sharpen their skills of leadership, governance, analysis and implementation of public policy.
  • The programme includes active teaching and learning tools: business games, round tables, discussions, case studies, and internships.
  • Leadership skills developed in the course of study will allow graduates to successfully implement policies and management strategies in today’s complex and unstable society.

Main courses

  • Budget Policy in Russia (Public Budgeting)
  • Business and Interest Groups in Russian Public Policy
  • Collaboration and Political Decision-Making Process
  • Governance Though Communitites
  • Inequality and Social Policy in Russia
  • Informatics for Public Policy
  • Macro and Microeconomics for Public Policy
  • Organizational Management and Elaboration of Public Policy
  • Political Development and Change
  • Political Discourse and Public Affairs
  • Political Methodology and Philosophy
  • Political Psychology and Public Policy
  • Qualitative Methods in Public Policy Analysis
  • Quantitative Methods in Public Policy Analysis
  • Russia in the New Emerging World Order
  • Russian Governance and Decision-Making
  • Theories of Public Policy
  • Urban Governance and Policy

Key skills

  • Research / Analytical Skills for Public Policy
  • Public Policy Evaluation Skills
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills for Leadership and Team Work


Key positions

  • Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Researcher
  • Advisor
  • Public programmes manager
  • State or municipal official
  • Deputy's aide
  • GR-specialist
  • Lobbyist
  • Monitoring and evaluation specialist

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