Final state certification includes defence of a graduate paper and state exam.
Requirements for content, volume and structure of a graduate paper are defined by the current provision of the final state certification of university graduates validated by the federal executive authority which performs the functions of governmental policiy formulation and regulatory frameworks in the educational sphere. Educational standards of National Research University 'Higher School of Economics' are to be found in the section of requirements of 45.04.02 "Linguistics" sector for the basic educational Master's programme.
The qualification paper is performed in a form of a Master's thesis within practical sessions and scientific research seminars. It represents independent and logically accomplished graduate qualification paper that stem from finding solutions to problems in a certain sphere of professional activity (scientific research, educational research, performance, projects, creative work). Subject area of the graduate qualification paper is aimed at solving professional problems.
The state exam programme is developed by National Research University 'Higher School of Economics' . Objective assessment of student's competence is determined by complex topics of exam questions and tasks complied with sections of various educational cycles developing specific competences.