Dr K Dalacoura, CLM 4.11 (MSc International Relations); Professor K Hutchings, CLM 4.07 (MSc International Relations (Research) and MSc International Relations Theory); Dr J Chwieroth, CLM 5.11 (MSc International Political Economy (IPE) and MSc IPE (Research))
MSc IR, MSc IR (Research), MSc IPE, and MSc IPE (Research) and MSc IRT students are required to write a 10,000-word Dissertation on a topic within the field of IR/IPE/IRT approved by the student's academic adviser. The Dissertation need not be an account of original research and may rely on secondary sources but it should be the product of work done independently and, except for the initial phase, unaided by the student. The Dissertation is supervised in the sense that candidates receive as much help and advice as they need to get their projects up and running. It is not supervised, in line with general School practice, in the sense of receiving written and/or oral feedback on the actual text of the Dissertation. Detailed advice on the nature of the academic adviser's role, timing, deadlines and presentation will be given to students towards the end of MT. Candidates are required to submit their title, together with a brief synopsis of their proposed topic, for approval towards the end of LT.