IR517L Half Unit
Special Topics in International Relations
This information is for the 2022/23 session.
PhD Programme Director
This course is available on the MPhil/PhD in International Relations. This course is not available as an outside option.
Students enrolled on IR511L follow an independent course of study on an approved topic with their supervisor(s) who will support them in producing the final research paper. There are no set lectures or seminars for this course, though students are expected to attend and participate in the Departmental research workshop most closely aligned with their research interests.
The objectives of the course are to facilitate student engagement with specialised literature at an advanced level relevant to their area of research.
Students will meet with their supervisor(s) on a fortnightly basis in the Lent Term to discuss the readings, develop their research question, and receive feedback on their work.
Students will be expected to produce 1 essay in the LT.
Students will produce a plan for the research paper (1500 words) by the end of Week 4 of the LT on which the student will receive feedback and topic approval from their supervisor(s) which will be shared with the PhD Programme Director.
There is no indicative reading list for this course. Readings will be developed by the student’s supervisor(s) and the student to reflect the research student’s interests. These will be shared with the PhD Programme Director.
Essay (100%, 4000 words) in the ST Week 2.
A 4,000 word research paper on a topic agreed between the student and their supervisor(s) to be submitted by the beginning of Week 2 of the ST, with written feedback to be shared with the PhD Programme Director. This will count towards100% of the final mark
Department: International Relations
Total students 2021/22: 1
Average class size 2021/22: Unavailable
Value: Half Unit
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