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Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 17:56

Course Overview

This is a compulsory element on the MRes Political Research 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 Lynn Bennie

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • MRes Political Research (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 complete a 12,000 word dissertation under supervision.

Further Information & Notes

Students who meet the necessary requirements proceed to the dissertation. The dissertation follows the form of an exploratory project. Students clarify their research questions, review appropriate literatures, present and defend their research strategies and designs, analyse their preliminary findings and produce a written dissertation. Topics are selected by the student in consultation with their supervisor. For students intending to continue to doctorate, the dissertation will be preparation for their doctoral research: a frame within which to clarify the research question, summarise the literature review, summarise and defend the intended data collection methods, give details of necessary access and the like.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MRes Political Research

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Teaching Breakdown


12,000 word dissertation worth 100%

Formative Assessment




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