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What Will You Study

Over the course of two years, students are expected to:

  • take 12 courses comprising 5 core compulsory courses and 7 electives (plus additional 2 courses on academic skills and background, if necessary)
  • do research resulting in the first year term paper (thesis proposal) and the MA thesis
  • do research and museum practicals (as needed for research & training) and additional project work 
  • take part in research seminar where theses are discussed 

Curriculum

Credits: 120 in total, distributed evenly for both years of study. Please note that the courses' titles can be altered before the Programme starts.

Coursework (45 to 55 credits):

Compulsory courses:
Year 1 Electives:
Academic skills and background (on offer in the 1st year, in addition to the core programme):
Year 2 Electives:

Research Work and Thesis Defense (65-75 credits):

Master's Thesis (30 credits):
  • First Year Paper (Research Proposal, 1st year): 6 credits
  • Thesis Preparation: 21 credits
  • Thesis Defense: 3 credits
Projects Work and Internships:
  • MA Research Seminar where theses are discussed
  • Projects offered by Professors and HSE Research Centers
  • Project Seminar
  • Research Internship