International Relations Theory Research Workshop

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Kirsten Ainley CLM.7.07 and Dr George Lawson CLM.5.12


This course is available on the MPhil/ PhD in International Relations. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

It is open to all interested research students and faculty with the Department and is available with permission to students on other programmes.

Course content

IR502 is part of the research-training programme for all research students working in the area of international theory, broadly defined to include work in rationalist, constructivist and critical traditions.  The workshop's principal objective is to foster intellectual exchange by showcasing new and innovative work from leading and emerging scholars developing innovative theoretical approaches to better explain, understand and critique world politics.  The workshop will provide a forum in which research students can present their work, discuss the theoretical and methodological problems involved, discuss common challenges in conducting research in this area and obtain feedback on their work.   The papers are circulated in advance.


12 hours of seminars in the MT. 15 hours of seminars in the LT.


This course is not assessed.

Key facts

Department: International Relations

Total students 2016/17: 1

Average class size 2016/17: 1

Value: Non-credit bearing

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication
  • Specialist skills