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The dissertation is an extended piece of independent research on an agreed topic concerned with the International Relations of the Middle East. The dissertation will be no longer than 15,000 words and will need to be submitted by a date usually in the second half of August.

The dissertation is expected to tackle a research problem, engage the relevant literature, and build upon the relevant concepts and theories introduced in the taught elements of the degree. You will deploy a range of primary and secondary sources as well as appropriate data-analytic and bibliographic skills. You will be allocated a research supervisor from either IMES or PIR by the Spring to advise on and oversee your research .

Intended Learning Outcomes

You will: