Master program curriculum

Mathematical Physics MSc Program Structure

Master program curriculum // 03.04.01 Applied Math and Physics,
“Advanced studies in Mathematics & Physics”, full-time, onsite form of study, study period – 2 years, year of admission – 2017
# * 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 Group and algebras Lie and their representation 6 G C 3 3
2 Hamiltonian mechanics 6 G С 3 3
3 Differential geometry 6 G С 3 3
4 HSE Quantum mechanics 6 G С 3 3
5 Modern quantum field theory 12 G С 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
6 Strings and cluster varieties 12 G RE 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
7 HSE Applied methods of analysis 6 G RE 3 3
8 Geometric representation theory 6 G RE 3 3
9 Gauge theory and gravitation 6 G RE 3 3
10 Integrable systems 1 6 G RE 3 3
11 Random processes 6 G RE 3 3
12 Differential topology 6 G RE 3 3
13 Dynamical systems and ergodic theory 6 G RE 3 3
14 String theory and conformal theory 6 G RE 3 3
15 Statistical physics 6 G RE 3 3
16 Integrable systems 2 6 G RE 3 3
17 HSE Quantum field theory 6 G RE 3 3
18 HSE Vertex / affine algebra 6 G RE 3 3
19 HSE Matrix models 6 G RE 3 3
Stream 2. “Research” / 6 ECTS credits
7 Research Immersion 6 P C 6
Stream 3. “Enterpreneurship and Innovation” (E&I) / 6 ECTS credits
8 Innovation workshop 6 P C 6
Stream 4. “Research & MSc Thesis Project” / 36 ECTS credits
9 Early Research Project 6 P C 3 3
10 Thesis Research project 24 P C 6 6 6 6
11 Thesis defence 6 FSA C 6
Stream 5. “Options” / 24 ECTS credits
12 Elective courses from Course catalogue P E X X X X X X X
13 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 10 11 7 8 6 13 8 7 14
Recommended electives 7 8 16 17 19 20 1 2
Minimum overload per Year 60 60
Total by year (without facultative) 75 75
TOTAL 120-150
*) HSE – transfer from Higher School of Economics
**) 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