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Master’s Thesis Defense

Handbook for Master’s Thesis preparation for Graduates of Master’s Programme
“Socio-economic and Political Development of Modern Asia” 2019-2020 a.y.

GUIDELINES For Master’s Thesis Preparation (DOCX, 43 Kb) 

Design of the Master’s Thesis (DOCX, 11 Kb)


No later than November 20, 2019 

Students have to submit the Request for the topic of Master’s thesis and supervisor to LMS

No later than November 29, 2019


The Academic Council approves the list of Master’s thesis' topics and supervisors. Some of them may be declined by the Academic Council if they are not corresponded to the field of research, the level of complexity etc.


No later than December 7, 2018

No later than December 13, 2019

If the Academic Council declined the topic of Master’s thesis, the student must submit new Request for the topic of Master’s thesis 

The Academic Council approves new topics of Master’s thesis

No later than February 15, 2020


Students who didn't choose theme of Master’s thesis have an academic failure. Meanwhile they have a chance to choose the new one in additional period – from January 11 till February 15. The academic failure is eliminated when the student selects the new topic and the Academic Council approves it


No later than April 11, 2020

Students has the right to change the theme and supervisor of the master's thesis.
Request for Change of Masrer's Thesis Topic
Request for Change of Master’s Thesis Supervisor

No later than April 10, 2020


Students have to submit a Master's thesis draft to the supervisor.
There is special option to check your draft for plagiarism on http://wehse.ru from 15.04.2020 till 25.04.2020 (Use your personal account)

No later than May 15, 2020 (23:59)


Students must upload Master's thesis  to LMS using student’s personal account in LMS http://www.lms.hse.ru

No later than May 25, 2020


 The supervisor has to check and grade Master’s Thesis 

June  15-16, 2020





Useful links:

Request for Approval of Master's Thesis Topic

Request for Change of Masrer's Thesis Topic Request for Change of Master’s Thesis Supervisor Request for Extension of Submission Deadline

Master’s Thesis Title 

Supervisor’s Review

Master's Thesis Review 

Module " Completion of training” in your personal account on lk.hse.ru it will allow the graduate to complete all the formalities in relation to the University without a paper “bypass sheet”. Here the student can check and confirm the correctness of the data in the diploma layout and leave a request for a vacation.