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Dissertation in Politics & International Relations

When you'll study it
Whole Academic Year
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Vanessa Cheng Matsuno
Academic year

Module overview

The researching and writing of an 8,000-word dissertation provides you with the opportunity to integrate and hone a variety of skills acquired and extended during your studies, and to significantly deepen your knowledge of a topic of your choice.

In many ways, the dissertation is the culmination of your studies in the Division of Politics & International Relations.

Writing a dissertation will require you to research, compile, analyse, summarise, assess, argue, formulate, structure, and evaluate.

As part of the module, students:

(1) are assigned a dissertation supervisor

(2) attend whole cohort lectures, group meetings with their supervisor, and individual meetings with their supervisor (those on Study Abroad may miss some meetings, but will have access to Blackboard).

(3) submit 2,000 word short assignments that, following revision based on the grade and feedback received, become constitutive parts of the dissertation

(4) submit the 8,000 words dissertation.

Linked modules

Pre-Req: PAIR2002 or PAIR2004