In special circumstances, and with the explicit prior approval of the Head of the School of History and International Relations, a student enrolled in the honours program in Politics, International Relations or Public Policy may undertake studies and/or research on an approved topic or within an approved subfield of study under the supervision of a member of the academic staff.The equivalent of approximately 4,500 words of written work, on a subject or subjects approved by the supervisor, will need to be submitted for assessment at honours level.
The topic aims to:
provide an opportunity for honours level students to engage in supervised academic and professional analysis of issues and problems within the fields of political and international studies
inform students about the state of the academic literature and political practice with respect to a select range of issues
encourage advanced-level verbal discussion and academic argument
further developed students' skills in academic research, bibliographic analysis and professional writing
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:
engage in advanced-level academic and professional analysis of issues and problems within the fields of political and international studies
be informed about the state of the academic literature and political practice with respect to a select range of issues
demonstrate research skills in an area of academic study which they have a interest
apply effective and independent study skills
apply developed skills in academic research, bibliographic analysis and professional writing
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2020 are no longer published.
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