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IR5099   Dissertation for MLitt Programme/s

Academic year(s): 2023-2024

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 60

ECTS credits : 30

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: Full Year

Planned timetable: Thurs 4-5

Student dissertations will be supervised by members of the teaching staff who will advise on the choice of subject and provide guidance throughout the research process. The completed dissertation of not more than 15,000 words must be submitted by the end of August.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Individual Supervision

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework (Dissertation) = 100%

Re-assessment: No Re-Assessment Available


Module coordinator: Dr R K Beasley
Module teaching staff: Various

Intended learning outcomes

  • By researching their chosen topic, arranging it in a logical and interesting fashion, and by writing up a fairly substantial piece of scholarly work, students will: have the opportunity to apply concepts, theories, methods used in the study of International Relations to a subject matter of their choice, subject to available supervision
  • develop further their capacity to think critically and independently;
  • learn to evaluate different interpretations of world political events and issues;
  • reflect and take responsibility for their own learning.