This information is for the 2013/14 session.


This course is compulsory on the MSc in Comparative Politics, MSc in Conflict Studies, MSc in Global Politics, MSc in Global Politics (Global Civil Society), MSc in International Migration and Public Policy, MSc in Political Science and Political Economy, MSc in Political Theory, MSc in Political Theory (Research), MSc in Public Administration and Government (LSE and Peking University), MSc in Public Policy and Administration and MSc in Regulation. This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

A 10,000 word dissertation is required to be submitted as part of the assessment for each Government MSc programme. The dissertation is due by the 2nd September and is compulsory.


No teaching info


Dissertation (100%, 10000 words) in September.

Student performance results

(2009/10 - 2011/12 combined)

Classification % of students
Distinction 16.5
Merit 53.7
Pass 28.1
Fail 1.8

Key facts

Department: Government

Total students 2012/13: 346

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Problem solving
  • Communication