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Term paper and 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 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 



 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 

 Cover Page Sample 

 Supervisor’s Review Template 

 External Review Template 

 Supervisor’s Report on Student’s Progress 


3. Public Policy research clusters

4. Research areas and proposed topics by supervisor

 Topics for Term Papers 2018 (updated 04.10.18) 


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 31, 2019October 31, 2019

Module 2
  Approval of research topics by Academic Council/DirectorNovember 11, 2019November 11, 2019
   Application for Term Paper / Master’s Thesis submission to the Study office (with a signature of an academic supervisor) November 16, 2019 November 16, 2019
Outline  of Term Paper/ Master’s Thesis submission to LMS December 09, 2019  December 02, 2019
 First draft  of Term Paper/ Master’s Thesis submission to LMS December 23, 2019 December 23, 2019

Module 3
Internship Application submission to the study office -January 15, 2020
                                   Internship activities                                -January 25 - March 15, 2020
Final draft   of Term Paper/ Master’s Thesis         March 23, 2020March 23, 2020
Internship documents submission to LMS and the Study Office-March 24,2020
 Preliminary defense  of Term Paper/ Master’s Thesis Research Seminar mid-term exam (March 25 – 31, 2020) Research Seminar mid-term exam (March 25 – 31, 2020)
Module         4
Finalized  Term Paper / Master’s Thesis LMS submission June 10, 2020 May 18, 2020
Defense documents submision to the Study office June 8, 2020 May 25, 2020
 Defense  of Term Paper / Master’s Thesis June 15 – 18, 2020 June 8– 11, 2020