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IR5601 Research Methods in International Relations

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 11
Planned timetable:11.00 am - 1.00 pm Tue

This is a required module for all MRes, PhD and MPhil students in the School of International Relations. It is designed to assist students in understanding the purpose and approaches of international relations scholarship, and to assist them in developing and carrying out their research. As such, it addresses a range of topics, from the history and philosophy of the social sciences to specific research methods.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for the completion of the MRes, PhD and MPhil Programmes in the School of International Relations.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2-hour seminar.

Assessment pattern

Postgraduate Assessment :Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator:Prof T Lang
Module teaching staff: