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IR4031: DISSERTATION (INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS) (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This course affords students the opportunity to apply their knowledge/research skills in the field of Politics & International Relations to an individual piece of research, focusing on a topic selected by the student and approved by the Dissertation supervisor. Over the course of the project, with guidance from a supervising member of staff, the student will conduct a literature review of relevant material, select appropriate research methods, gather data where necessary, analyse data, and write a final analysis in the form of the Dissertation. Particular emphasis will be given to helping students develop their own skills.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Ilia Xypolia

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either International Relations (IR) (Studied) or MA Politics and International Relations

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course affords students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and research skills in the broad field of Politics & International Relations to an individual piece of research, focusing on a topic selected by the student and approved by the module coordinator and by the Dissertation supervisor. Over the course of the project, with guidance from a supervising member of staff, the student will conduct a literature review of relevant material, select appropriate research methods, gather data where necessary, analyse data, and write a final analysis in the form of the Dissertation. While the techniques of analysis will vary with the nature of the research problem, all students will receive guidance on critical analysis, planning their Dissertation, and Dissertation writing. Particular emphasis will be given to helping students develop their own research and analytical skills.

Further Information & Notes

Available only to students in Politics OR International Relations degrees.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MA Anthropology-International Relations
  • MA Business Man - International Relations
  • MA Divinity-International Relations
  • MA Divinity-Politics
  • MA Economics-International Relations
  • MA English-International Relations
  • MA Film & Visual Culture - Intern Relations
  • MA Film & Visual Culture-Politics
  • MA Finance-International Relations
  • MA Finance-Politics
  • MA French-International Relations
  • MA French-International Relations(Mode B)
  • MA Geography-International Relations
  • MA German-International Relations
  • MA German-International Relations(Mode B)
  • MA Hispanic Studies-International Relations
  • MA Hispanic Studies-International Relations B
  • MA History of Art-Politics
  • MA History-International Relations
  • MA Intern'l Rels-Literature in a World Contxt
  • MA International Relations-Lang Linguistics
  • MA International Relations-Legal Studies
  • MA International Relations-Management Studies
  • MA International Relations-Psychology
  • MA International Relations-Religious Studies
  • MA International Relations-Sociology
  • MA International Relations-Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • MA Legal Studies-Politics
  • MA Management Studies-Politics
  • MA Philosophy-International Relations
  • MA Philosophy-Politics
  • MA Politics and International Relations
  • Master Of Arts In Intern'L Relations-Theology & Religious St

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

10000-word dissertation (100%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Informal feedback provided on literature review and course design and at draft stages of dissertation. Written feedback will be offered on the completed dissertation.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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