• ‘Political Consulting and Strategy Analysis’

    • Full-time
    • 2 years
    • RU
    • 350 000 RUB
  • Entrance exams

    • Theory of State and Law
    • Foreign language (English, Chinese, German, French, Spanish)

Program description

The program aims to train highly qualified personnel in the field of political consulting and strategic analysis based on modern scientific achievements in the field of political analysis, applied knowledge in the framework of big data analytics, virtual cognitive science, modeling and forecasting of political processes using digital markers.

Program managers

Brodovskaya Elena Viktorovna

  • Doctor of Political Science.
  • Director of the Center for Political Studies. Professor of the Department of Political Science.
  • Coordinator of the Research Committee “Information Technologies in Politics" of the RAPS; member of the Research Committee of the RAPS on Political Sociology. 
  • Member of the Russian Society of Political Scientists. 
  • Member of the Editorial Boards of scientific journals indexed by the Higher Attestation Commission of the Russian Federation. 
  • Research interests: social computing; World-Internet Project; Internet communications; political and value transformations.

Key disciplines of the concentration

Modeling and Forecasting of Socio-Political Processes Based on Digital Markers

The course involves the development of skills in building models and probabilistic forecasts of the public spheres’ development based on virtual environment markers.

Political Consulting of Government and Business Structures

The discipline is aimed at mastering by future specialists the basic principles and technologies of expert and analytical work commissioned by public authorities and representatives of the commercial sphere.

Smart State and Digital Politics

The discipline allows you to get a systematic understanding of the key features of politics’ digitalization: electronic democracy, online voting, open government, etc.

Methods and Tools of Cognitive Diagnostics in Political Research

The course develops modern instrumental psychodiagnostics skills for solving problems in political analysis and consulting.

Strategic Planning in Politics

The discipline allows you to form the skills of national development priorities’ determining in the new political and socio-economic reality.


Our graduate students have their internships at ANO “EISI”, ANO “Dialog”, the Center for Political Studies of the Financial University, the Laboratory of Cognitive Research of ROSNOU, Rosatom, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the Russian Association of Political Consultants, the Association of Electronic Electoral Politics, the All-Russian Public Organization “Business Russia”, the Public Relations Development Company, Communication Agency “Novoye Vremya”. 

Our graduate students are employed by executive and legislative authorities (analytical support; implementation of political and information campaigns); the apparatus of regional legislative and executive authorities (analytical support; implementation of political and information campaigns); structures of large corporate business (strategic analysis; information campaigns; project activities); political parties (management structures; analytical structures; political campaigns); organizations in the field of political consulting and expertise (strategic analysis; political/information campaigns; project activities; information support); media sphere (expert and analytical activities).

Organizations where you can find a job

Unique advantages of the program

Interdisciplinarity: a combination of disciplines from such fields of study as Political Science, Social Informatics, Social Media Analytics, Mathematical Modeling, Cognitive Research;

Internationality: access and collaboration with world profile centers – the Center for the Digital Future of the University, Los Angeles; the World Internet Project; the Center for Electronic Democracy of the National Taiwan University;

Practice-orientated approach: access to opportunities, events and projects of the program partner;

Scientific infrastructure: access to opportunities, events and equipment of the Center for Political Studies of the Department of Political Science.