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MSc in International Relations (Research)

Programme Code: TMIRRE

Department: International Relations

For students starting this programme of study in 2022/23

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Full-year programme. Students must take one compulsory half unit course, optional courses to the value of 2.5 unit(s) and a dissertation.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.

Paper

Course number, title (unit value)

Paper 1

Courses to the value of 0.5 unit(s) from the following:

 

IR487 International Relations: Critical Perspectives (0.5)

 

IR4A1 International Relations: Core Theories and Debates (0.5)

 

IR4A2 International Relations: Global Applications (0.5)

Paper 2

MY4IR Research Design for International Relations (0.5)

 

and one 0.5 unit course from:

 

MY421L Qualitative Research Methods (0.5)

 

MY421M Qualitative Research Methods (0.5)

 

MY425 Case Studies and Comparative Methods for Qualitative Research (0.5)

 

MY428 Qualitative Text and Discourse Analysis (0.5) #

 

MY451L Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (0.5)

 

MY451M Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (0.5)

 

MY452L Applied Regression Analysis (0.5) #

 

MY452M Applied Regression Analysis (0.5) #

Paper 3

Courses to the value of 1.5 unit(s) from the following:

Paper 1 options list

Department of IR options list

Paper 4

IR499 Dissertation in International Relations (1.0)

Paper 1 options list

IR487 International Relations: Critical Perspectives (0.5)

IR4A1 International Relations: Core Theories and Debates (0.5)

IR4A2 International Relations: Global Applications (0.5)


Department of IR options list

IR411 Foreign Policy Analysis III (1.0) #

IR412 International Institutions (1.0)

IR415 Strategic Aspects of International Relations (1.0) #

IR416 The EU in the World (1.0) #

IR418 International Politics: Asia & the Pacific (1.0)

IR419 International Relations of the Middle East (1.0) #

IR422 Conflict and Peacebuilding (1.0) #

IR433 The International Politics of EU Enlargement (0.5)

IR434 European Defence and Security (0.5)

IR445 Global Politics of China (1.0)

IR448 American Grand Strategy (0.5)

IR452 Empire and Conflict in World Politics (0.5)

IR461 Islam in World Politics (1.0)

IR462 International Political Theory (0.5)

IR464 The Politics of International Law (0.5)

IR465 The International Politics of Culture and Religion (1.0) #

IR466 Genocide (0.5)

IR471 Critical International Law (0.5)

IR472 Nuclear Non-proliferation and World Politics (Advanced Topics in International Relations) (0.5)

IR473 China and the Global South (0.5)

IR475 Gender/ed/ing International Politics (0.5)

IR476 Gender and Political Violence (0.5)

IR477 Sub-Saharan Africa: Governance, Peace, and Security (0.5)

IR478 Critical War Studies (0.5)

IR479 Russia in World Politics (0.5) #

IR481 Europe, the US and Arab-Israeli Relations (0.5) #

IR487 International Relations: Critical Perspectives (0.5)

IR488 International Politics of Southeast Asia (0.5)


# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.