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ResM Politics and International Relations

ResM Politics and International Relations

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Full time | Plymouth University | 12 months | SEP-23

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Full time


12 months

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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

International Relations International Politics

Course type


Course Summary

Conduct research at the cutting edge of the discipline working alongside a team of specialist academic advisers within the politics and international relations group. It is a very exciting time to be researching politics and international relations and the group's research covers a wide range of themes. This may involve qualitative and quantitative methodology. To discover more about our research interests, see our research group and staff pages.

Our staff include renowned experts qualified to supervise research in topics such as: the politics and international relations of the Middle East, Iranian politics and foreign policy, international security, NATO, Italian foreign policy, European integration, global governance, global environmental politics, trade politics, electoral politics, democracy and democratisation, political behaviour, African development, development politics and political economy.

A research masters degree incorporates both taught elements and an extended research project which culminates in the submission of a thesis. This programme is governed by research degree regulations and you engage fully in professional and research skills development. You must take and pass at least two taught and assessed modules (40 credit) to equip you with the appropriate level of research skills. The specific modules will be agreed together with your supervisor. These taught elements typically focus on research methods, contemporary issues and methodological skills, but may vary according your individuals needs and the subject area.

Overseas applicants must submit their application 4.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date. For Home/EU applicants the deadline is 2.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date. There are three possible start dates per year, 1 October, 1 January and 1 April.

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Entry requirements

A relevant degree with honours or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more

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