ICEF provides students with the special opportunity to study for two degrees, one Russian and one British, from the HSE and from the University of London. Graduates of this programme have a unique advantage in continuing their studies or in beginning their career anywhere in the world.
The programme is implemented with the academic support of the London School of Economics and Political Science, combining top Russian and British standards of higher education in economics and finance. Every year, students sit the independent examinations of the UoL International Programmes and the internal examinations of HSE.
Core subjects are taught in English; some of the subjects required for the Russian degree are taught in Russian. More information
During the first year, students sit the Advanced Placement tests in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Calculus, and Statistics. These, along with the needed scores on an English proficiency test such as IELTS, are sufficient for registering with the University of London International Programmes for one of the four degrees offered by ICEF:
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Enormous care has been taken in constructing the curriculum, ensuring that students receive the best education possible. ICEF’s highly qualified teachers and visiting professors from leading universities play an instrumental role in helping students achieve academic excellence. Approximately 20% of graduates have achieved Firsts, and 80% have achieved a degree with either First or Second class honours.
Almost 30% of ICEF’s alumni have gone on to study for Masters or PhD degrees in the UK, the EU and the USA, in 49 different universities including the LSE (26), University of Oxford (12), Cass Business School (8), University of Warwick (8), and Imperial College (7). Those who wish to start their careers immediately have done so, in leading banks, financial institutions and multi-national companies.