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Final State Certification

Final State Certification Info-2020:

  • The Thesis Defense will be held in June 8-10, 2020, remotely (with remote study technologies). Please see the final state certification schedule for more details.
  • Final State Certification Schedule: thesis defense schedule
  • State Exam Committee for the Final State Certification (Programme 'Applied and Interdisciplinary History «Usable Pasts»'): State Examination Committee Members
  • Head of the State Exam Committee for the Final State Certification (Programme 'Applied and Interdisciplinary History «Usable Pasts»'): Leonid I. Borodkin, Doctor of Historical Sciences, professor, Department of Computer Science in History, Moscow State University
  • Faculty Appeal Committee for the Final State Certification: Appeal Committee Members
  • Faculty Appeal Committee Head : Andrei A. Kostin, Associate Professor, Department of Philology
  • Faculty Appeal Committee Secretary: Evgenia V. Grigorieva, Manager, Saint Petersburg School of Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty Appeal Committee Secretary Address: Saint Petersburg, Naberezhnaya Kanala Griboedova, 123, room 211. Working Hours: MO-FR 10.00-18.00


Final State Certification Programme-2020:

How to apply for a Term paper/Thesis topic in Year 2019/2020:

Please note that the Term Papers and Theses topics approval has been moved to the LMS system since this academic year! You need to talk about your topic with the supervisor and then make a topic request via LMS Course Themes Module.

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Please do not forget that your request shall be approved by your Supevisor via his/her LMS account.

Thesis Request Forms 2019/2020:

Thesis Deadlines 2019/2020:

2 ModuleNovember 15 Deadline for Theses Topics Applications via LMS system
November 27 Subject of MA Thesis and supervisor approved by the Academic Council of MA Program
November 30 Thesis First Draft Submission
December 2-6Thesis First Draft Discussion at the Research Seminar
3 ModuleJanuary 24 Thesis Second Draft Submission
January 24-31Thesis Second Draft Discussion at the Reseach Seminar
February 29 - March 01 Thesis Proposal Presentation at the HSE Saint Petersburg Winter School
 4 ModuleApril 03 Thesis Full Draft Submission to the Scientific Supervisor
April 10 Receiving feedback from the Supervisor and Proogramme Academic Supervisor
April 16, 15.00Deadline for submission a request for changes in the title of the master thesis
April 17, 17.00External Reviewer Appointment
April 17, 23.59Deadline for submission the thesis for the Preliminary defense
April 23-24Thesis Preliminary Defense
May 21, 23.59Final draft of MA Thesis submission to LMS system and Thesis is sent to the External Reviewer
June 03, 18.00Deadline for submutting the Theses' Supervisors' Reviews
June 03, 18.00Deadline for submutting the External Supervisors' Reviews
June 05, 18.00Thesis printed version submission to the Study Office deadline
June 8-10Defense of MA Thesis

Previous Years Final State Certifications:

Final State Certification Programme-2019:
Final State Certification-2019 Info: