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Term Paper

The university-wide document regulating the preparation and defence of term papers at  HSE:
Procedure for Writing Theses and Term Papers for Degree Students at HSE University (Annex 8, Regulations on Practical Training) 

Programme guidelines:


Term paper topics (i.e term paper titles) are selected using the LMS system through the module "Thesis/Term paper topics" ("Couse themes").

You can apply for a topic from those proposed by faculty members or propose your own topic. Please note that it is important to contact the supervisor and discuss the final topic.

Selection of Thesis or Term Paper Topics 

 Dates and deadlines for the Term Paper 2023/2024 :




2nd  Module

20 November 23:59

Deadline for submitting applications on the topic of term papers in the LMS to the supervisor or choosing a topic from those specified in the LMS

22 November

Topic is approved by the Supervisor

29 November

Topic of Term Paper and Supervisor approved by the Academic Supervisor of MA Programme

3rd Module






15 January

First draft submission to the supervisor

25, 27, 29 March

Predefense of first full draft (Optional)

4th Module

26 April, 18:00

Submission of a request for title and/or supervisor change (if needed)


16 June, 18:00

Submission of the final version of the term in LMS system, antiplagiarism check with “Antiplagiat” system


20 June

Deadline for the supervisor review


24 and 26 June

Term Paper Defense


Checking for plagiarism and posting on the corporate website

How to upload thesis to Learning Management System (LMS) 

Regulations on Checking Student Papers for Plagiarism and the Publication of Bachelor’s, Specialist and Master’s Theses on the HSE Corporate Website
Plagiarism in written assignments

Please note that the level of originality of your paper cannot be lower 80%!