|Type of Course||Minimum credits |
|Core courses||39 ECTS|
|Elective courses||9 ECTS|
|Massive Open Online Courses||6 ECTS|
|University pool discipline||3 ECTS|
|Term Paper||9 ECTS|
|Research seminar||12 ECTS|
|Project Seminar||3 ECTS|
|Master thesis||22 ECTS|
Core courses are mainly included in the first year of the programme. These courses are preparatory in nature and help set the ground for further specialisation. Core courses include lectures, seminars and self study. During lectures assignments are given to students. Seminars are topic specific, each student writes essays on a chosen topic and gives a presentation or engages in targeted project work.
Elective courses are specific courses for a specialized education (STI management or STI policy) providing in-depth state of the art knowledge on respective challenges and problems. A student has to choose at least 6 elective courses which are necessary to meet the final degree requirements.
University pool discipline
During the 3rd module of the 1st-year students should take one discipline from the University pool they are most interested in. It is awarded 3 credits and should preferably be in English.
One Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is chosen by students every year from the list of MOOCs proposed by the programme.rch seminar students are trained to work on scientific projects, academic writing, presentation skills and essay preparation in the first 2 modules. In the subsequent modules students carry out independent research tasks and write an essay in each module. Essay writing is complemented by presentations of the essay and discussion among the students.
Project Seminar / Project
Equipping students with practical skills for planning innovation projects and business ideas is the core of projects. Students form groups of 3-5 members who are developing a practical project plan. These projects plans are either innovation projects of existing companies or ideas which are developed into business plans. Project Seminar gives the theoretical basis for the Project (3 and 2 Credits)
The internship programme is designed to allow students to engage in professional relationships with ministries, agencies, and corporations. The internships will be negotiated by the student with the prospective employer. NRU HSE will approve the agreements and assure that internship positions are in accordance with the Master programme curriculum and guidelines. After the practical work students prepare a report outlining the major duties and results of their internship. 15 credits will be awarded for the internship.
The Master Thesis is prepared during the final 2 modules (2nd year, modules 3 and 4) accompanied by practical work. The Master thesis theme will be defined according to the Master programme topics. The practical work should follow the Master thesis topic with special emphasis on solving practical problems using knowledge and competencies acquired during the programme and preparing the Master thesis. The Master thesis is awarded 24 credits.