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Term Papers, Master Thesis

Students of the Master’s Program “Political Analysis and Public Policy” are expected to submit two pieces of written research.
The Term Paper is submitted during the 1st year of studies.
Master Thesis is defended at the end of the 2nd year of studies after the successful completion of all the other components of the Program.
Below you may find useful guidelines and documents on the term paper and master thesis. 

1. Term Paper and Master’s Thesis Requirements Guide  
2. Templates/Forms
3. Public Policy research clusters
4. Research areas and proposed topics by supervisor
5. Term Paper and Master’s Thesis Schedule
6. Antiplagiat (Direct link) 


1. Term Paper and Master’s Thesis Requirements Guide 

Requirements Guide TP and MT (2021) 


 Application for the Approval of the Master Thesis Topic 

 Application for the Master Thesis's Topic Change 

  Application for the Approval of the Term Paper Topic 

 Application for the Term Paper Topic Change 

 Supervisor’s Review Template 

 External Review Template 

 Supervisor’s Report on Student’s Progress 

Cover Page Sample 

If there is a need to change the thesis topic/Supervisor, student should upload the filled and signed application for change into the special form.

3. Public Policy research clusters

4. Research areas and proposed topics by supervisor

Topics for Term Papers 2021

The topics are also to be related to the specialization of the Research Workshops.


5. Term Paper and Master’s Thesis Schedule 

ModuleWhat1st year - Term paper2nd year - Master's Thesis
Module 1Research proposal (submission to LMS into the block 'Research Seminar')October 24, 2021October 24, 2021

Module 2
Application  for Term Paper / Master’s Thesis submission to the Study office and LMSNovember 14, 2021November 14, 2021
Approval  of research topics by Academic Council/Director November 21, 2021 November 21, 2021
Outline  of Term Paper/ Master’s Thesis submission to LMS December 07, 2021  December 02, 2021
First draft  of Term Paper/ Master’s Thesis submission to LMS December 20, 2021 December 20, 2021

Module 3
Internship Application submission to the study office -January 20, 2022
Project work defense-February, 2022
Internship activities                                -January 24 - March 13, 2022
Internship documents submission to the Study Office-March 24, 2022
Preliminary defense  of Term Paper/ Master’s Thesis Research Seminar mid-term exam (March 29 – April 2, 2022) Research Seminar mid-term exam (March 29 – April 2, 2022)
Module         4
Finalized  Term Paper / Master’s Thesis LMS submission June 10, 2022 May 15, 2022
Defense  of Term Paper / Master’s Thesis June 13– 24, 2022 June 6– 10, 2022




6. Research Seminar Materials: research design recommendations

MA Public Policy Research seminar Research Design (PPTX)