2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MA International Relations
|Programme code:||MA-INT/R||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Hugh Dyer||Contact address:||email@example.com|
Total credits: 180
Good honours degree or equivalent. English language in line with current POLIS requirements.
School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:
Examination board through which the programme will be considered:
POLIS MA Examination Board
This programme will create a distinctive research-based environment for students that integrates an advanced theoretical agenda with a strong empirical orientation.
The programme will be delivered in a modern, flexible and student-centred manner, allowing the students more input into the construction of their programme of study and a greater degree of engagement with the scholarly community of research active academics. This approach will play to the existing multidisciplinary strengths of POLIS and will reflect and advance the new and distinctive research environment that the School is seeking to develop.
The programme will realise an innovative approach to the study of International Relations. By emphasising the theoretical and empirical applications of International Relations, it will foster the ability of students to use theory in an empirical context. Not only will this approach provide students with a broader range of transferable skills; it will also prepare them more effectively for an academic climate in which considerations of impact beyond academia have become critical.
Progression rules for all POLIS MA programmes
1) Proceed to dissertation:
Students can proceed straight to dissertation if a pass at 50% or above is achieved in a minimum of 90 credits (including all compulsory modules for that programme) AND if they have an overall credit weighted average of at least 50%. If there are any failed modules then one re-sit opportunity per failed module will be offered.
2) Proceed to dissertation suspended until 1) achieved:
Students who achieve 50% or above in a minimum of 60 but fewer than 90 credits will be suspended from progressing to dissertation until after their re-sits have been taken and the criteria in 1) have been achieved. Once the student has achieved the criteria in 1) they will be allowed to progress to project at the next available opportunity which is usually in the next academic year.
3) Cannot proceed to dissertation or MA, re-registered on PG Diploma:
Students will not be allowed to proceed to dissertation or the MA, and will subsequently be re-registered on the PGDip if a pass at 50% or above is achieved in fewer than 60 credits. There will be one re-sit opportunity offered for each failed module for a maximum award of a PGDiploma to be obtained.
Year1 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|PIED5578M||Theoretical Approaches in International Relations||30 credits||Semester 1|
|PIED5800M||Dissertation||60 credits||1 Sept to 30 Sept|
Candidates will be required to study 60 - 90 credits from the following optional modules:
|FOAR5000M||Engaging the Modern City: The Civic Researcher||30 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|PIED5213M||Conflict, Complex Emergencies and Global Governance||30 credits||Semester 1|
|PIED5323M||European Defence and Security Analysis||30 credits||Semester 1|
|PIED5384M||The Politics of Brexit||30 credits||Semester 2|
|PIED5400M||The Rise of China||30 credits||Semester 2|
|PIED5410M||Contemporary Politics of the Middle East||30 credits||Semester 2|
|PIED5501M||The Politics of the Israel-Palestine Conflict||30 credits||Semester 2|
|PIED5547M||Popular Culture: World politics, Society and Culture||30 credits||Semester 1|
|PIED5562M||International Relations and the Environment||30 credits||Semester 2|
|PIED5570M||Terrorism||30 credits||Semester 1|
|PIED5598M||Civil War and Intrastate Conflict||30 credits||Semester 1|
|PIED5626M||Global Justice||30 credits||Semester 2|
|PIED5650M||Diplomatic Practice||30 credits||Semester 2|
|PIED5652M||Global Governance||30 credits||Semester 1|
Last updated: 30/04/2019
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