Dissertation in International Relations
This information is for the 2019/20 session.
Dr Katerina Dalacoura CBG.9.14
This course is compulsory on the MSc in International Relations and MSc in International Relations (LSE and Sciences Po). 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 their 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. 1 hour of workshops and 1 hour and 30 minutes of workshops in the LT. 1 hour of workshops in the ST.
There will be a 60 minute lecture in the MT about the entire Dissertation process. In the MT, LT and ST, there will be a bespoke 90-minute workshop offered together with LSE Life. In addition, in the LT the cohort will be split into 4 groups to take part in a 60-minute workshop where students will comment on each other’s proposals. The MSc IR programme director will offer a 30 minute question and answer session in ST, at the same time as the LSE Life workshop. Over the summer period the Department will also offer ‘drop in’ sessions for students with individual queries.
Dissertation (100%, 10000 words) in August.
MSc IR 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.
Student performance results
(2015/16 - 2017/18 combined)
|% of students
Department: International Relations
Total students 2018/19: 233
Average class size 2018/19: Unavailable
Controlled access 2018/19: No
Value: One Unit
Personal development skills
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Specialist skills