Master of Data and Network Analytics

HSE University


Learn to make better data-driven decisions and gain hands-on project experience with a master’s degree from the #1 ranked Russian university.

Earn an online master’s degree in applied data analytics with an emphasis on network analytics from Forbes’ #1 ranked Russian university.

In the world today, decision-making in all forms is increasingly data driven. Through this program, you’ll learn about the unique, highly in-demand area of data analysis—an overarching science that encompasses the complete management of data, including data collection, organization, storage, and all the tools and techniques of the broader field of data analysis.

Networks are everywhere, taking the form of the internet and other infrastructure networks; social, political, and economic networks; scientometric and text-representational networks; as well as food webs and molecular-level biological networks. Network analysis is a special field focused on analysis of relational data.

Throughout this program, you’ll become familiar with the process of examining, transforming, and arranging a given data set in specific ways for a specific purpose. And by participating in hands-on project work, you’ll have the opportunity to map real problems into formal statistical models and compute inferences. Following completion of the program, you’ll be well-equipped to comprehend diverse types of data, and will be informed to make better decision-making.

What makes this Master's degree unique?

Develop your career in a coveted field

Become one of the few professionals in the world learning the latest network skills from a networks laboratory and learn how to analyze rich relational data for any purpose. You will learn the state-of-the art tools of network analysis, including social network analysis, currently in high demand in all areas of business, government and academia.

Learn from cutting-edge researchers

The school is an international research laboratory, the International Laboratory for Applied Network Research (The ANR-Lab), a semi-independent unit within the Faculty of Social Sciences at HSE University. Originally opened as a research center in 2014, it has since become the largest network science think-tank in Russia.

Applied learnings with real outcomes

This program approaches statistics education from an applied perspective: map real problems into formal statistical models and compute inferences through hands-on project work. You’ll participate in regular webinars that support all educational courses and participate in project work in small groups under the supervision of a practitioner, as well as working closely with your on- and offline classmates.

  • Tuition
    600,000 - 1,200,000 RUB

    Depends on geographic location | Subject to change with currency exchange rate | Any currency exchange commissions charged shall be borne by students

  • Program length
    24 months
  • Brief overview
    20-32 courses
  • Method of study
    100% online

Application Deadlines

Fall 2021 cohort applications are now closed!

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About the Program



HSE welcomes students with Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degrees in any field. There are no entrance exams, although students should demonstrate critical thinking skills and career motivation to gain admittance.

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The goal of this degree is to provide state-of-the art Master’s education in applied data analytics with an emphasis on network analytics. With an applied analytics approach you’ll learn to map actual problems into formal statistical models and compute inferences.

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The MDNA prepares students for successful careers of data analysts in all fields, statistical consultants, researchers, academics.

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Student Experience

Student Experience

Students benefit by making connections with faculty members and classmates from all around the world. Our on-campus program students have won data science competitions including Kaggle and work in major international companies.

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About HSE University

About HSE University

HSE University is one of the largest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in Russia. HSE University is ranked #1 on Forbes "Universities for the Future Elite: 100 Best Russian Universities According to Forbes – 2020" ranking.

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