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IR5999   Dissertation for Terrorism and Political Violence MLitt Programme

Academic year(s): 2024-2025

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 60

ECTS credits : 30

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Available to Terrorism Studies students only.

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.

Scheduled learning hours: 0

Guided independent study hours: 0

Assessment pattern

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


Module coordinator: Dr J Argomaniz

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.