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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

This is a compulsory element on the MSc International Relations programme.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Ritu Vij

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either MSc International Relations and International Law (Studied) or MSc International Relations (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Students who meet the necessary requirements proceed to the dissertation. Students select a topic in consultation with the degree convenor that explores in depth some aspect(s) of International Relations. The dissertation is designed to allow students to extend an interest in some aspect of the degree and to have experience in formulating, designing and conducting their own social science research investigation. Students complete a 12-15,000 word dissertation under supervision.

Further Information & Notes

A performance level in the four taught courses will be imposed before students can proceed to the dissertation.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

12-15,000 word dissertation worth 100%

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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