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Politics and International Relations - Pathway in Global Security MRes

Politics and International Relations - Pathway in Global Security MRes

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Full time | Keele University | 1 year | JAN

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

JAN

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Security International Relations International Politics

Course type

Research

Course Summary

OVERVIEW

The MRes in Politics and International Relations is distinctive as it is one of the most diverse collections of Masters pathways in the UK. The programme offers the possibility of developing an individual specialism as well as learning about broader issues in the pathway, and in wider fields of Politics and International Relations. You will gain a thorough grounding in the philosophical and practical issues underpinning study and research in Politics and International Relations. You will study 3 compulsory core taught modules, 4 optional modules and a dissertation over 12 months.

Key benefits of studying for the Politics and International Relations include; small class sizes, expert dissertation supervision on cutting-edge issues and debates, a dynamic academic community, strong student-staff relations and stimulating extra-curricular seminars and workshops. Staff and students regularly organise research events, which provide important opportunities for learning, networking and collegial debate on contemporary political and philosophical issues. For example, we host an annual Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture series, a bi-annual European Consortium on Political Research environmental politics PhD summer school, and in recent years have organised several ESRC-funded (Economic and Social Research Council) seminar series.

ASSESSMENT

Most modules will be assessed through a diverse range of coursework, including essays, critiques, reports and presentations

CAREERS

Our graduates follow a wide range of careers in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Careers include; Journalism, Banking, the government, IR Consulting and NGO's. Alumni often come back to Keele to speak to our current students and also feature in our Spotlight on International Relations (a series of lectures by International Relations Alumni and friends). Recent speakers have included Jonty Bloom (BBC Correspondent), John Duncan OBE (Former British Ambassador and Governor of the Virgin Islands) and Fidellis Swai (former UNHCR in Somalia).

Modules

In this module you will look at how advanced research in the social sciences is designed and conducted. This module provides an in-depth and hands-on advanced introduction to research design and evidence gathering in the social sciences. It will provide you with an overview of different research designs and approaches to data gathering, ethical issues involved in conducting research, and will introduce you to examples of researchers currently engaged in work that uses a range of leading-edge research methods.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,750

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,750

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a first or a good second-class honours degree or it's equivalent. Their undergraduate degree should be in Politics, International Relations or any social science subject (e.g Law or Sociology), or a humanities subject (e.g History, Philosophy, English, or Modern languages).