The MRes in International Relations is a one year taught postgraduate programme run by the School of International Relations.
The course provides a structured programme of research training to equip students with the skills required to undertake doctoral-level research in international politics or a research-related career.
MRes students will develop knowledge of and expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods and apply this research training to a particular subject area linked to one of the School’s existing MLitt programmes.
- Students will develop core international relations and politics research skills, while also cultivating their own interests within the framework of the School’s MLitt programmes and the dissertation that forms part of the degree.
- The course benefits from small class sizes and draws on themes across politics and international relations.
- MRes students may take advantage of the School’s community of world-class researchers, and participate in its flourishing programme of events, seminars, and research groups.
The programme consists of six taught modules taken over two semesters and a 15,000-word dissertation in an area of your choice.
Modules are taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars and tutorials with average lecture sizes ranging from 20 to 30 students and tutorial sizes ranging from 1 to 15 students.
Assessment methods include a combination of examination and coursework.
Every MRes student is assigned a dissertation supervisor who will advise on the choice of subject and provide guidance throughout the research process.
Further particulars regarding curriculum development.