POLS6002A/B or POLS6003 Political Studies: Directed Independent Study
Course Code: POLS6002A/B or POLS6003
Course Tutor: Professor Neil Mitchell (Department of Political Science)
Length: One term (Autumn Term, Spring Term or both)
Teaching: Four supervision sessions plus associated private reading/study
Assessment: One 5,000 word dissertation or one 10,000 word dissertation for both terms
Credits: 0.5 course units, 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS)/1 course unit, 8 (US) 15 (ECTS)
About this course
The aim of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to undertake a directed independent study project. The students who select this course will be expected to agree a topic in consultation with the Affiliate tutor and a project supervisor. Students should have thought about a topic in advance, and come to the first meeting with the supervisor with questions about how to address their topic. The purpose of discussion with the supervisor is to define the scope of the project so that it can be done in one or two terms.
This course will allow students to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of an area of politics/political science, having undertaken a piece of directed research on a subject of their choice.
Areas for independent study include: British Politics, European Politics, Campaigns, Elections and Voting, International Relations, Political Theory, Constitutional Reform. Students from the US should consider topics on the UK or EU to make the most of their time in London.