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GOVT6127: Research Project/Essay

The unit consists of a Research essay OR project on a topic devised by the student and approved by the supervisor-marker. The student is responsible for finding a supervisor-marker, in consultation with the PG coordinator. The Essay/project is to be completed within one semester. It is strongly recommended that the students draft their proposal and seek a supervisor before the semester begins.

Code GOVT6127
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. have expanded their knowledge of a specific area within their field in the context of improved knowledge of the field as a whole
  • LO2. acquire and evaluate new knowledge in their field through independent research
  • LO3. approach a topic analytically, creatively, and critically
  • LO4. engage in critical analysis of literature in order to differentiate between academic and policy writing
  • LO5. demonstrate a solid capacity for research enquiry and methodology including the acquisition, evaluation and incorporation of source materials