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Term paper

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. Below you may find useful guidelines and documents on the term paper.

Term Paper Defense Schedule-2020

How to apply for a Term paper 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.


Official HSE Regulations on Term and Master Papers
Guidelines for Term Papers 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
Term Paper Topics, 2019/2020


Term Papers Topic Change Form
 Term Paper Cover Sheet
Term Paper Supervisor Change Form
Term Paper Topic AND Supervisor Change Form 

Deadlines for Year 2019/2020:




Module 2










November 15

 Deadline for Term Papers Topics Applications in the LMS system

December 02-06

Topics are approved by the Programme Academic Council

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





Presentation of Thesis Project at the HSE Saint Petersburg Winter School

February 29 - March 01







Module 4
























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

June 16, 23.59

Final term paper text submission to LMS

June 23

Defense of the Term paper