Practical training is a form of educational activity during studies under the "Global and Regional History" programme, with learners completing certain types of tasks, related to their future professional activities and aimed at building, consolidating, and developing practical skills and competencies specific to this programme. Practical training is governed by the Regulations on Practical Training of Students under Core Bachelor’s, Specialist and Master’s Programmes at HSE University.
A first-year paper is a practical training element, which may be completed as a project- or research-based type of internship, in line with a relevant field of study and following the decision of the programme’s academic supervisor. Preparation of a first-year paper should allow a student to obtain in-depth knowledge and skills, which are acquired during learners’ theoretical and practical course of study, instill skills for self-directed study with materials on the topic of the first-year paper, as well as competencies for carrying out analytical, research and project activities, e.g., data processing skills.
Guidelines for Preparation, Defence and Processing of First-year Paper (MA Research Proposal) (PDF, 605 Кб)
First-Year Paper Timetable
First-Year Paper Topic Change Form
First-Year Paper Supervisor Change Form
First-Year Paper Topic and Supervisor Change Form
First-Year Paper Cover Sheet
Project-based internship is intended for proposing solutions to applied tasks in the form of developed and substantiated project solutions, business plans or business cases, ready-made products, etc.
Projects are an integral and mandatory part of the "Global and Regional History" programme. Students of cohort 2021 have to obtain 8 creduts during 2 years: 7 credits during the 1st year and 1 credit during the 2nd year. Students of cohort 2022 have to obtain 6 credits in 2 years: 3 credits during 1st year and 3 credits during 2nd year.
Students can choose any project from the Project Fair.
Students can also start their own projects. For this, they need to prepare a project proposal and secure the consent of a professor who will act as curator for their project.
Research Internship (Only for Students Admitted in 2021)
Research internship is organized to instill research skills in students, thus allowing them to gain new knowledge about phenomena, objects and processes through putting forward and testing scholarly and research hypotheses.
Internship Programme (2021 Admission Year) (PDF, 737 Кб)
Dates of the internship in 2022:
For 2nd year students: 16.01.2023 - 26.02.2023
A Master's thesis is a mandatory element under a degree programme and a type of research and project work carried out by learners. The thesis defence process is a mandatory part of the final state certification.
Guidelines for Master's Thesis Preparation (PDF, 1,02 Мб)
Master's Thesis Timetable (PDF, 129 Кб)
Thesis Topic Change Form
Thesis Supervisor Change Form
Thesis Topic and Supervisor Change Form
Dealine for submission of Master's Thesis in Academic Year 2022/2023: 23:00, May 25, 2023