Research Paper in Political Theory

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

MRes/PhD Political Science Programme Manager


This course is available on the MRes Political Science. This course is not available as an outside option.

Students on the MRes/PhD in Political Science only.

Course content

Audit a GV-prefixed course from the MSc in Politics and Government in the European Union and write a research paper on a topic agreed by the convenor of the MSc course and the student’s PhD supervisor. Students must obtain permission from the relevant MSc course convenor to audit the course concerned under this option.


Attend the lectures and seminars of the relevant MSc course.

Formative coursework

A plan for the research paper (1,500 words) on which the students receive feedback and topic approval.


Other (100%) in the ST.

Either a 5,000 word research paper (for a half-unit course) or a 10,000 word research paper (for a full-unit course), to be submitted on the Friday of the first week of the subsequent term. i.e. modules taken in the Michaelmas Term submit in the first week of the Lent Term. Modules taken in the Lent Term submit in Summer Term. The research paper will be co-marked by the convenor of the relevant MSc course and the PhD supervisor of the student.

Key facts

Department: Government

Total students 2012/13: Unavailable

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Communication