Master Program Curriculum

Mathematical and Theoretical Physics MSc Program Structure

Master program curriculum // 03.04.01 Applied Math and Physics,
“Mathematical and Theoretical Physics”, full-time, onsite form of study, study period – 2 years, year of admission – 2017
# Code Curriculum element ECTS Grad
/ Pass
* Year 1 Year 2
Fall Spring Fall Spring
Stream 1. “Science, Technology and Engineering (STE)” / Coursework / 48 ECTS credits
1 MA12268 Modern problems of mathematical and theoretical physics 12 G С 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
2 MA06173 Lie Groups and Lie algebras and their representation 6 G RE 3 3
3 MA06174 Hamiltonian mechanics 6 G RE 3 3
4 MA06175 Differential and symplectic geometry 6 G RE 3 3
5 MA06176 Strings and cluster varieties 12 G RE 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
6 MA06256 Geometric representation theory 6 G RE 3 3
7 MA06257 Dynamical systems and ergodic theory 6 G RE 3 3
8 MA06261 Advanced quantum mechanics 6 G RE 6
9 MA06178 Gauge theory and gravitation 6 G RE 3 3
10 MA06179 Integrable systems 1 6 G RE 3 3
11 MA06258 Differential topology 6 G RE 3 3
12 MA06259 Vertex operator algebras 6 G RE 3 3
13 MA06262 Functional methods in the theory of disordered systems 6 G RE 3 3
14 MA06260 String theory and conformal theory 6 G RE 3 3
15 MA06180 Statistical physics 6 G RE 3 3
16 ME06010 Integrable systems 2 6 G RE 3 3
In collaboration with Higher School of Economics (HSE)
17 ME06013 Applied methods of analysis 6 G RE 3 3
18 ME06014 Random processes 6 G RE 3 3
19 MA06177 Quantum mechanics 6 G RE 3 3
20 ME06011 Quantum field theory 6 G RE 3 3
Stream 2. “Research” / 6 ECTS credits
27 MB06006 Research Immersion 6 P C 6
Stream 3. “Enterpreneurship and Innovation” (E&I) / 6 ECTS credits
28 MC06001 Innovation workshop 6 P C 6
Stream 4. “Research & MSc Thesis Project” / 36 ECTS credits
29 MD06001 Early Research Project 6 P C 3 3
30 MD24002 Thesis Research project 24 P C 6 6 6 6
31 MD03006 Thesis defence 6 FSA C 6
Stream 5. “Options” / 24 ECTS credits
32 Elective courses from Course catalogue P E X X X X X X X
33 ME06008 Research project P E X X X X X X
Learning activities outside of Curriculum / maximum 30 ECTS credits overall, maximum 15 ECTS credits per year
Сompulsory elements 1 2 7 8 6 13 8 7 14
Recommended electives 31 38 31 32 10 11 1 2
Minimum overload per Year 60 60
Total by year (without facultative) 75 75
TOTAL 120-150
*) C – сompulsory curriculum element, RE – recommended elective, E – elective, Dr – suitable for PhD
Examples of Learning activities outside of Curriculum:
English | Academic writing | Individual study period | Colloquium | Scientific seminar