SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Independent Study Project in International Relations

Module Code:
153402005
Credits:
30
FHEQ Level:
6
Year of study:
Year 3 of 3 or Year 4 of 4
Taught in:
Full Year

The Independent Study Project allows students in the BA International Relations to develop an independent research and writing project in which they work closely with a designated member of staff.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

  • Ability to apply knowledge in International Relations to independent project
  • Ability to read independently and developed a focused research project
  • Ability to apply theories and research methods to independent project
  • Ability to undertake a research design
  • Ability to work closely with a member of staff in developing an independent project
  • Ability to concisely present one’s own research
  • Ability to undertake a literature review
  • Ability to engage in sustained critical analysis and writing on a focused topic in International Relations

Workload

  • 1 hour lecture per week

Scope and syllabus

The Independent Study Project in International Relations module is designed to support students in writing their ISP. The course will focus on crafting a research question, critical argumentation and theses, research design, abstract and bibliographies, and literature reviews. Module will consist of weekly lectures.

Method of assessment

Assessment is 100% coursework.

Disclaimer

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