This programme offers rigorous specialist training for students wishing to prepare for advanced research in international relations, particularly at the doctoral level. It offers the introduction to methods and approaches in international relations that will equip students to plan and execute their own extended research projects. It also offers you the chance to develop an advanced theoretical and research-based training, especially interesting for students wishing to pursue further postgraduate studies.
Issues and topics examined can include: Approaches to social science research, Data analysis in international relations, Philosophy of social science in an International Relations context, Conceptions of power, Issues of gender in global politics, Diplomacy and state security. The MA in International Relations (Research Methods) is a specialist programme designed for those students wishing to prepare for advanced research in international studies. It allows you to select core modules from a list including Advanced Political Analysis and Principles of Social Science Research Methods in addition to options and your dissertation.