A welcome session for all new master's students will be held on Tuesday 18 September 2012, 2pm-6pm, David Sizer Lecture Theatre in the Bancroft Building (no. 26 on the Mile End campus map).
At this session you will receive information about how your master's degree is structured and information about the School. The session will be led by the Director of Graduate Taught Programmes and programme convenors.
Who should attend the induction?
All students registered for one of the following Master's programmes must attend:
MA/ MRes Global & Comparative Politics
MA/ MRes International Relations
MSc/ MRes Public Policy
You will be provided with:
• a Master’s handbook
• a teaching timetable
• information about workshops and help available at The Language Centre
• information about QMUL's Careers Service
If you are starting a joint master's degree, you must attend the induction activities organised by the home school, please check with the relevant contact:
MA Globalisation & Development - School of Geography, contact Jenny Murray, email@example.com, Tel. 0207 882 8165.
MSc International Business and Politics - School of Business and Management, contact Lorna Ireland, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. 0207 882 3918.
Schedule Tues 18 Sept
|2pm – 3.30pm||David Sizer Lecture Theatre|
The Bancroft Building
|Welcome by Professor Jeremy Jennings|
Head of School
|Welcome by Dr Robbie Shilliam|
Director of Taught Graduate Programmes
|Welcome by Dr Monika Nangia|
|3.30pm – 3.40pm||Short break|
|3.40pm||David Sizer Lecture Theatre|
Further information from:
Information about the Language & Learning Unit by Saima Sherazi
Careers Service at QMUL by Jeffrey Riley, Careers Consultant
|4pm – 5.10pm||Introduction to each programme by convenors and information about choosing modules for the year|
This session is also for returning part-time students.
|Arts Two room 3.17||MA & MRes Global & Comparative Politics, led by Dr Brendan O’Duffy|
|David Sizer Lecture Theatre||MA & MRes International Relations, led by Dr Robbie Shilliam|
|Arts Two room 3.20||MSc & MRes Public Policy, led by Professor Wayne Parsons|
|5.10pm – 6pm||Arts Two ground floor foyer & courtyard||Drinks and canapes|
Enrolment with QMUL will take place 9am – 10.15am, Friday 21 September 2012 in The Octagon, Queen's Building, Mile End Campus.
The Admissions Office will send you further information about this around mid-late August about enrolling and induction activities, if you have not heard from them please contact Admissions on +44 (0)207 882 5511 or email admissions-teamE@qmul.ac.uk. Essential information is also available at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/studentinduction/startingyourprogramme/schoolinstituteinduction/51597.html.
Teaching begins Monday 24 September 2012, a provisional timetable is available here.
Introduction to the Library - a session led by the Subject Librarian to let you know about the services available in the QMUL Mile End library, this will be held during the first week of teaching, date and time to be confirmed soon.
Note-taking and essay writing workshops - Dr Robbie Shilliam will be running workshops on these topics early in semester 1, more information to follow soon.
Pre-reading: The following is some suggested reading you may want to do before starting your master’s programme.
Global & Comparative Politics
- Mark I. Lichbach, ‘Social Theory and Comparative Politics’ in Mark I. Lichbach and Alan S.Zuckerman (eds). Comparative Politics: Rationality, Culture and Structure.
- Joel S. Migdal, ‘Studying the State’ in Lichbach and Zuckerman (eds.) Comparative Politics.
There is no single text that covers the whole course but the following provide the most comprehensive coverage of the subjects in the programme and you may wish to read at least one of them:
- Baylis, J., S. Smith, & P. Owens (eds.) The Globalization of World Politics: an Introduction to International Relations (4th edition) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007).
- Dunne, T. et al (eds.) International Relations Theories: Discipline & Diversity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007).
- Edkins, Jenny and Nick Vaughan-Williams (eds.) Critical Theorists and International Relation (London: Routledge, 2009).
- Parsons, P. (2006) Public Policy, Edward Elgar.
- Gibson, Ostrom et al (2005) The Samaritans Dilemma, OUP.
- Sunstein, C. (2006) Infotopia, Cambridge, MIT Press.
In addition for MRes students:
Marsh, D. and Stoker, G. (2002) Theories and Methods of Political Science, 2nd edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Rowntree, D. (1991) Statistics without tears: A primer for non-mathematicians. London: Penguin.
Healy, J. (1998) Statistics: a Tool for Social Research. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
If you have any further queries please contact the Postgraduate Administrator, Sanam Javed, by email email@example.com; or telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8587.