The dissertation is fully supported by the Distance Learning team and a suite of resources specifically designed for the module.
The dissertation is divided into two sections;
- the pre-proposal stage, where students are provided with appropriate research skills
- the post-proposal stage, where students will be working with a full-time Academic member of staff.
The module will provide students with the ability to plan and write a dissertation, after displaying evidence of independent research skills and critically reflection. In other words the dissertation is designed to engage students in a sustained piece of individual, academic research on a chosen topic within the field of international relations.
- A written dissertation of not more than 15,000 words, excluding the bibliography and appendices (85%)
- A 1,500 word research proposal (15%).