School of Social and Political Science

Student Handbooks


Course Handbooks

Information previously contained within the Course Handbooks can now be found on the Learn site for the individual courses.

Programme Handbooks


Research MScs

  • MSc by Research Handbook (includes MSc by Research in Social and Political Science and  Science, Technology and Innovation Studies)


Other Handbooks

MSc Taught Student Handbook

The MSc Taught Student Handbook contains all relevant information on regulations, communication guidelines, coursework requirements, procedures and support available for students:

MSc Taught Student Handbook 2021/22  (published 30/09/2021)

It is recommended that all on campus students read the handbook carefully before embarking on their programme. Students should refer to the handbook before making contact with office and academic staff to resolve an issue. The Postgraduate Teaching Office has made every effort to include all necessary information.

Online Learning Handbook

There is also an Online Learning  Student Handbook for our Online Learning students:

Online Learning Student Handbook 2021-22 (PDF)

The handbook is designed specifically for students studying postgraduate programmes off-campus.

If there are any problems with the handbooks or difficulties locating information about a certain issue or problem, please email the Postgraduate Policies and Procedures Secretary Cristyn King at

Policies and procedures described in this handbook may be subject to change. It does not supersede University Regulations, the formal requirements for each degree as set out in the University's Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study and the Taught Assessment Regulations, or the Terms and Conditions of Admission set out in the Postgraduate Prospectus.

Student category
Taught MSc