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Politics & International Relations
Politics and International Relations - Teaching methods
In Part I teaching is by lectures (2 one hour lectures per week) plus a 1 hour seminar per week focused on specific readings or tasks related to the lecture topics of that week.
At Part II, most Politics and International Relations modules involve a one and a half hour lecture and a one hour seminar of up to 15 students per week. The seminars are discussion based and generally focused on examining the lecture material and a specific text in detail.
Most lecturers put their lectures and/or material relevant to their lectures on module web pages for easy accessibility.
Most third year student write a 5,000 dissertation. This involves independent research on a topic in Politics and International Relations with regular meetings with a member of academic staff.
Assessment in Part I is by coursework assignments (2 per term in Michaelmas and Lent, equlivalent to a 1,500 word essay) plus a three hour exam in the Summer term. Coursework is worth 40 per cent of the overall mark, the exam is worth 60 per cent.
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