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School of Politics and International Relations

POL318 Dissertation in Politics / International Relations

(POL318 A & B - Spring and Autumn)

Level: 6

Semester: A & B

Credit Value: 45

Module Convenor: Patrick Diamond

Overlap: None

Pre-requisite: None

Compulsory for: L202, L20Y, L240, L24Y, L250, L25Y, & L2NF - cannot be taken by LV20, LV21 students

Associate Availability: Not Available

Seminars: None


The project is designed to give students the opportunity of studying an agreed topic under supervision on an individual basis and to a greater depth than is possible within existing modules. Students must fill in the proposal form and should undertake a programme of preparatory work during the long vacation. A programme of compuslory research workshops will be timetables the first semester and each student will have an opportunity to present their research to a small group in the second semester.  Assessment is on the basis of two coursework assignments and a dissertation of 10,000 words.   LV21 and LV20  History & Politics students cannot opt for this module.

Assessment: Proposal 10%, Presentation 5% & Project 80%