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Master of Research in the Social Sciences (International Politics)
Master of Research in the Social Sciences (International Politics)

Master of Research in the Social Sciences (International Politics)

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

English Requirements

  • 1 band at 5.5 as a minimum. Other bands at 6.0 and above. Overall 6.5

Course Information

This postgraduate taught programme brings together broad-based training in social science research methods and advanced discipline specific development within the field of international politics. As such, it will equip you with the critical knowledge and skills required for effective social scientific research, while providing you with the opportunity to engage, through advanced research, with field of international politics.

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Core modules (90 credits)

•    Philosophy of Research in the Social Sciences
•    Research Strategy, Design & Practice
•    Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences
•    Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences
•    International Relations Theory
•    EU as a Global Actor

Optional Modules

Elective modules (30 credits)

Any TWO 15 Credit Discipline Specific Modules from LSS’s post-graduate level modules in international politics (subject to timetabling and availability)

Dissertation (60 credits)

All participants will be required to carry out a piece of academic research in their discipline of choice. This research will be supported by a dissertation supervisor and will culminate in a 15,000 words thesis.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The knowledge and skills garnered from studying the MSc Research in the Social Sciences will equip you to pursue a range of careers, including managerial, analytical and research roles within private, public and non-governmental organisations. This course also provides an excellent route into further academic study, with students going on to complete doctoral research before pursuing an academic career. 

Recent graduates

  • Our recent graduates have pursued a variety of careers including: 
  • Employment in international organisations (EU, WTO, UN and many others)
  • Research in policy-oriented domestic or international think tanks
  • Careers in government administration
  • Further postgraduate research at PhD level
  • Journalism
  • International marketing or business

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance - Single: 300 GBP/year

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