Taught course

Research Methods (Politics, International Relations, Security)

Institution
Durham University · School of Government and International Affairs
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

UK 2.1 Bachelor degree, or equivalent. The degree should be in the field of social sciences, but we will actively consider significant relevant experience in lieu of this requirement.

Two satisfactory academic references. In cases of applicants who have significant relevant experience, one work-related reference and one academic reference would be considered appropriate.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This is a degree offered in collaboration with other departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences. It is designed to provide a strong all round training in research methods allied to further specialisation within the fields of politics, international relations and security for those intending to go on to register for a PhD. As such it implements the ESRC research training guidelines for '1+3' PhD students, and includes compulsory elements in a wide variety of techniques including statistics and quantitative methods, but contains less subject-specific content than the other MA courses.

Course Structure

Core modules:

  • Ideologies and Political Thought
  • Designing Political Inquiry
  • International Relations Theory OR International Organisation
  • Dissertation.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,700.00 per year
International students
£21,360.00 per year

https://www.dur.ac.uk/study/pg/finance/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Government and International Affairs
Email
study@durham.ac.uk