International Relations MPhil
The MPhil is normally studied over two years full-time, although it is possible to take the degree up to four years on a part-time basis.
The first nine months of study comprise the taught components of an MLitt. In addition, students take a research methods module which is intended to help them develop their research skills. At the end of the second year, students will submit a thesis of not more than 40,000 words along with an oral examination (viva voce). The first year of study must be completed successfully in order to progress to second year.
Students commencing MLitt studies from 2018/19 onwards can discuss the possibility of transferring to an MPhil. This will be dependent upon achieving certain requirements relating to MLitt performance, support from the Adviser of Studies and requires permission from the Head of School. This discussion should take place after results from Semester 1 are made available. Students transferring to an MPhil will take the compulsory module IR5601 in first semester of second year.