Year
2019
Units
9
Contact
1 x 13-week supervised study per semester
Enrolment not permitted
INTR9912 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Students will be expected to have completed topics in the Graduate Diploma Year at an overall average grade of 70% or above.
Topic description
Supervised research on an approved subject relating to international relations, leading to the writing of a research paper of around 9,000 words. The research paper should provide evidence of the student's ability to collect and evaluate information; construct, test and defend an argument; and critically examine theories and empirical trends in the area of academic enquiry. The supervisor of the research paper will not be an examiner.
Educational aims
The topic aims to:
  • provide an opportunity for MAIR students to engage in supervised academic and professional analysis of issues and problems in international relations
  • inform students about the state of the academic literature and international practice with respect to a select range of issues
  • encourage advanced-level academic argument
  • further develop students' skills in academic research, bibliographic analysis and professional writing
Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of this topic students should be able to:
  • engage in advanced-level academic and professional analysis of issues and problems in international relations
  • 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 in which they have an interest
  • apply effective and independent study skills
  • apply developed skills in academic research, bibliographic analysis and professional writing