The graduate program in Political Linguistics (The Higher School of Economics branch in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) focuses on training future analysts to work in information expertise agencies for both government and private business. Students will learn how to analyze large volumes of information in Russian and English, carry out mass media and social media monitoring, and master the techniques of speech writing and persuasive communication. The main objective of the program is to help the graduate students acquire the necessary skills for the creation and the analysis of political texts by using the methods of computer and corpus linguistics in a foreign language.
The courses are primarily taught in Russian; some courses, such as Information Policy and Information Security, Political Rhetoric, Linguistic Policy and Language Planning,etc., are in English. Students who do not have a good command of Russian have the option to take Russian language courses. Additionally, the administration of the university offers full visa and organizational support to all the international students.
The graduate program in Political Linguistics can be a good start for international students, who would like to collect the material for their future PhD dissertation while writing their master’s dissertation in Russia. The tuition fee for a year of studies is 130,000 rubles (approx. $2000). The classes take place at The National Research University Higher School of Economics campus in Nizhny Novgorod, a major Russian city with more than 1 million residents. It is situated in the European part of Russia between the cities of Moscow and Kazan (only 3.5 hours ride by high-speed rail from Moscow).
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