The programme in Mathematics aims at training professional researchers in mathematical sciences and experts in mathematical education.
The M.Sc. Mathematics at National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) takes two full years of study. All M.Sc. students complete their Individual Plans of Study (IPS). The IPS includes some mandatory items. However, most courses are student chosen (students can choose from a certain number of special topics courses and a certain number of research seminars). A course project must be completed by the end of the first year. By the end of their course of study, students are required to submit a Masters thesis. A presentation of thesis results, in the form of a seminar, is required. Every M.Sc. student has a faculty advisor, who supervises the course project and the Masters thesis.
The Faculty of Mathematics has a 4-year Ph.D. programme that is free for everybody. Students who wish to enter this programme are required to pass an entrance exam.
International Ph.D. programmes in Mathematics are also offered by the Institute of Information Transmission Problems and the Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (both institutes in Moscow). They are focused on fundamental and applied research.
Mathematician is the best job according to the 2014 survey of the career website CareerCast.com. Alumni of mathematical departments are often employed for the top three jobs of 2016 (these are data analyst, statistician and information security analyst).
However the majority of our Mathematics program graduates plan an academic career and continue their education at PhD level. They were invited to Mathematics PhD programmes at such universities as HSE, Princeton, MIT, Columbia, Stony Brook, Michigan - Ann Arbor, Leiden, and Nice, among others.
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Applications are currently being accepted for full-tuition scholarships to study at National Research University – Higher School of Economics in Moscow and St. Petersburg. All international students seeking English- or Russian-language graduate education are encouraged to apply.
Scholarships cover the full cost of tuition for Master’s programs over the course of two years. Subsidized accommodation at HSE dormitories is available for around 1400 rubles per month.
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