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Oxford University
  • Data de início

    2020 - 2021
  • Fees

  • Study mode

  • Ucas Code

  • Campus

    Oxford University
  • Qualification

    Master of Philosophy

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The information provided on this page was correct at the time of publication (November 2019). For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via The MPhil in International Relations is a two-year (21-month) course which combines intellectually rigorous training in theoretical and conceptual approaches to international relations with the study of the recent history of world politics, as well as providing methodological training and personalised guidance for the production of high-quality original research . The MPhil International Relations course equips you with the knowledge and skills you require to pursue further research and study at an advanced level and also to undertake many forms of professional work in the field. This MPhil is a very popular course, attracting students from the worldâ??s leading institutions. Entry is very competitive and students come from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities. The DPIR is internationally recognised as a leader in research in the field of international relations and is home to the Centre for International Studies. The objective of the course is to give you, in your first-year, a thorough mastery of the major facts, methodologies and perspectives in the field, as well as to develop research skills. This is supplemented in the second year by specialised course work on two optional subjects and a 30,000-word thesis. In the first year as an MPhil in International Relations student, you must complete core classes in the development of the international system and contemporary debates in international relations theory, and a course on research design and methods in international relations, which includes the writing of a research design proposal in preparation for the MPhil thesis. Methods training spans a variety of approaches, both quantitative and qualitative, and is intended to provide the skills necessary to both critically evaluate existing work and produce rigorous original research. The core course culminates in a three-hour examination at the end of the first year. Research design and methods training is assessed by tests across the first year. Progression to the second year is conditional on satisfactory performance in these examinations and tests. In your second year you will write a thesis and complete two specialist optional papers. Options offered in recent years have included: At the end of the course, you are required to sit two three-hour written examinations in the optional papers of your choice and submit a thesis of not more than 30,000 words. The delivery of the course combines class and seminar work with regular individual and small group supervision by our faculty in the tradition of the Oxford tutorial. Work on the thesis is individually supervised. The course provides an excellent foundation for doctoral work in terms of substantive knowledge of the field, methods training, and the experience of conducting original research and thesis-writing. Those continuing on to the DPhil in Oxford can incorporate their MPhil thesis into the doctorate and progress as full doctoral students. Progression to the DPhil depends on meeting defined criteria. In most years a good percentage of the class moves on to the doctoral programme.

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