Research Prospectus in Political Science

This information is for the 2021/22 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Sara Hobolt


This course is compulsory on the MRes/PhD in Political Science. This course is not available as an outside option.

For MRes/PhD students in Political Science only.

Course content

A research paper, not to exceed 10,000 words, related to the student's designated major field, to be submitted in August.


Research project (100%, 10000 words) in August.

Course selection videos

Some departments have produced short videos to introduce their courses. Please refer to the course selection videos index page for further information.

Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.

Key facts

Department: Government

Total students 2020/21: 8

Average class size 2020/21: Unavailable

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Communication