Comments from External Examiner on the 2013-2014 session:
External Examiner A:
Students on the MSc in International Relations Theory have each year produced first-rate work which is of publishable or near-publishable quality. Work is frequently at the cutting-edge of the field yet does not lose sight of the time-honoured themes and questions that have defined the development of the subject. This is highly impressive.
Besides the core module students have a wide range of optional modules from which to choose. The assessment regime is well-designed and requires students to demonstrate independent and critical thinking as well as wider skills of research, analysis and knowledge development.
In sum, this is an excellent, world-class programme that requires students to engage seriously and thoughtfully with the leading edge of the discipline. The programme provides a strong foundation for those thinking to pursue further research and/or a career in the academic study of International Relations.