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MA Research Methods (Politics, International Relations, Security)

Durham University School of Government and International Affairs

Full time October MA 1 year (full time)

About the course


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 

  • History of Political Thought or Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • Designing Political Inquiry 
  • International Relations Theory OR International

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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.

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