Research course

International Politics (Research)

University of Southampton · Social Sciences
MSc by research

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University

Months of entry


Course content

This ESRC-recognised programme provides an opportunity to investigate current debates about the changing nature of global politics while receiving rigorous and extensive training in social science research methods. Successful ESRC-funded students will be eligible for a further three years’ funding for PhD research.

Core modules: One World, Many Theories: Understanding International Relations Theories; Philosophy of Social Science Research; Research Design and Practice; Qualitative Methods I; Quantitative Methods I; plus two from Qualitative Methods II, Quantitative Methods II or Survey Methods

Optional modules: two from a wide range in Politics and International Relations and Social Sciences

Plus dissertation

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Information for international students

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences
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