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IR5998   Dissertation for Terrorism and Political Violence Studies MLitt Distance learning Programme

Academic year(s): 2023-2024

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 60

ECTS credits : 30

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: Full Year

Planned timetable: 3 x supervision sessions, at times to be arranged with the supervisor plus access to online dissertation teaching materials.

This module allows students to undertake an in-depth investigation into issues within or related to the field of Terrorism Studies and to prepare a 15,000-word (approximately) dissertation. The dissertation will make use of skills acquired during the Postgraduate Diploma to identify, investigate, analyse and report upon an area of contemporary concern or interest. Supervision of the dissertation will be provided.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Individual supervision.

Assessment pattern

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


Module coordinator: Dr T K Wilson

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.