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Term paper and master thesis

The Applied and Interdisciplinary History MA students are expected to submit two pieces of written research. The term paper is submitted on the 1st year of study. Master thesis is defended in the 2nd year of study upon completing all the courses and internships prescribed by the program. Below you may find useful guidelines and documents on the term paper and master thesis.

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.

Documents:

Official HSE Regulations on Term and Master Papers
Guidelines for Term Papers for students of the Programme "Applied and Interndisciplinary History "Usable Pasts"
Guidelines for Master's Thesis for students of the Programme "Applied and Interndisciplinary History "Usable Pasts"
Procedure for Appealing the Results of State Final Certifications
Research Proposal Guideline
Formal Requirements for Thesis
Master's Thesis Topics, 2019/2020
Term Paper Topics, 2019/2020

Forms:

Master's Thesis Cover Sheet
MA Thesis Topic Change Form
Term Papers Topic Change Form
 Term Paper Cover Sheet
Term Paper Supervisor Change Form
Term Paper Topic AND Supervisor Change Form 

Deadlines for Year 2018/2019:

Module

Deadline

1st year

2nd year

Module 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 15

 Deadline for Term Papers Topics Applications in the LMS system

Deadline for Thesis Topics Applications in the LMS system

 November 27

 

Topics are approved by the Programme Academic 
Council

November 30

 

First version of one chapter (no less than 20 000 characters) submitted

December 02-06

Topics are approved by the Programme Academic Council



Discussion of the first chapter at Research Seminar

December 10

First short version of Thesis proposal (no less than 10 000 characters) submitted

 

December 12-13

Discussion of the first version of Thesis proposal at Research seminar

 

Module 3

 

 

January 24 

 

First version of another chapter (no less than 20 000 characters) submitted

January 24-31

 

Discussion of the chapter at Research Seminar

February 29 - March 01

Presentation of Thesis Project at the HSE Saint Petersburg Winter School

Presentation of Thesis Project at the HSE Saint Petersburg Winter School

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 03

 

First version of full MA Thesis submitted

April 10

 

Feedback by supervisor received by student and a Head of MA programme

April 16, 3 p.m.

 

Deadine for submission a request        for changes in the title of the thesis and/or supervisor (if needed). The request must be signed by student and supervisor.

April 17, 23.59

 

Deadline in submission  of external reviewer's data for approval.

April 17, 5 p.m.

 

MA Thesis submitted for pre-defense to the supervisor

April 23 and 24

 

Pre-Defense of the Master Thesis

May 11, 17.00

Deadline for submitting the request for term paper topic or supervisor change

 

May 11, 23.59

Term paper for the preliminary defense submitted

 

May 14-15

Preliminary defense of the term paper

 

May 22, 23.59

 

 

Final text of MA Thesis submitted to LMS system and to the external reviewer

June 04

 

Review from thesis supervisor submitted

June 04

 

Review from external reviewer submitted

June 05

 

Thesis Printed Version Submission in Office Deadline

June 09-11

 

Defense of MA Thesis

June 16, 23.59

Final term paper text submission to LMS

 

June 23 and 24

Defense of the Term paper

 

Information on Thesis Defense in 2020:

Head of the State Examination Commission:

Leonid I. Borodkin, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Moscow State University.

Head of the Appeal Committee:

Dmitry Y. Kalugin, Professor, Department of Philology.

Information on Thesis Defense in 2019: