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MPhil in International Relations and Politics

2017/8 Courses and Timetable

The provisional list of courses for MPhil Students in 2017/8 can be found here.

In addition to the optional courses, students will undertake mandatory Statistics and Research Methods courses in the Michaelmas and Lent terms. 

Graduate Student Resources

Please consult the following pages for information about -

Applying for Ethical Approval

Applying for Leave to Work Away

Risk Assessments and Fieldwork 

Examination Data Retention Policy 

Currently being updated for 2017-18.

Plagiarism Guidelines

All students will information about plagiarism in the Handbook, which is given out on Induction Day. You will be required to submit a coversheet with each assessed piece of work attesting to its originality. The plagiarism guidelines can also be found here.


Current students can find more information about the course via the Moodle Site. This closed network site is used to make specific course guides and other documents available to the students. Current MPhil students can log on to it using their Raven password, and will see the ‘MPhil International Relations and Politics’ site. If you have problems accessing the site, please contact the Graduate Secretary,


Academic Staff Office Hours

These office hours apply in term. If you wish to see a member of staff outside of term it is advisable to check first whether they are keeping regular office hours. If you are unable to make office hours during term time, please contact lecturers via email to make an alternative appointment.

This list applies to the Course Leaders on the MPhil; for a more comprehensive list please see the table at the bottom of this page  . 

AcademicOffice Hours
Appointment by email
Appointment by email
Dr Julie Smith Friday 12.00pm-1.00pm
Wedesdays 2.00pm-3.00pm
Professor Brendan Simms Appointment by email
Professor Marc Weller Appointment by email
Dr Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni

Thursdays 11.00-12.00pm

Dr Devon Curtis Mondays 4.00-5.00pm (in term time)
Appointment by email
Tuesdays 1.30-3.00pm
Dr Justin Pearce Appointment by email
Monday 12.00pm-2.00pm
Dr Glen Rangwala Wednesdays 11.00-12.00pm
Dr Pieter van Houten Tuesdays 10.30am-12.00pm or appointment by email
Dr Christopher Brooke Tuesdays 11.00-12.00pm
Dr Aaron Rapport Wednesdays 10.30-11.30am