Dissertation in International Relations Theory and International Relations (Research)
This information is for the 2019/20 session.
Prof William Callahan CBG 9.05
This course is compulsory on the MSc in International Relations (Research) and MSc in International Relations Theory. This course is not available as an outside option.
MSc IR students are required to write a 10,000 word dissertation on a topic within the field of IR approved by the student's academic mentor. The dissertation need not be an account of original research and may rely on secondary sources.
1 hour of lectures and 1 hour and 30 minutes of workshops in the MT. 2 hours of workshops in the LT. 3 hours of workshops in the ST.
There will be a 60-minute lecture in the MT about the Dissertation process. Dissertation supervision includes oral feedback on an initial outline of the topic and research questions in LT; and on a more detailed 4-5 page plan in the LT. Supervisory feedback will be supplemented with a series of bespoke dissertation workshops focusing on research design, methodologies and the writing up process.
Students submit the initial topic and research question in LT; and a more detailed 4-5 page dissertation plan later in LT
Dissertation (100%, 10000 words) in August.
MSc IR Theory and IR Research students are required to write a 10,000- word Dissertation on a topic within the field of International Relations approved by the student's academic mentor. The Dissertation need not be an account of original research and may rely on secondary sources.
Department: International Relations
Total students 2018/19: Unavailable
Average class size 2018/19: Unavailable
Controlled access 2018/19: No
Value: One Unit
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