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POLKVS21 Advanced International Relations Research Methods 5 op
Organised by
Degree Programme in Politics
International Relations
Preceding studies
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Curricula 2015 – 2017

Learning outcomes

The course unit examines social scientific methods with an emphasis on research on International Relations. Having completed the study unit, the students will understand the significance of selecting methods both in theory and in practice. The students will be able to analyse different methods critically and improve their theoretical and practical knowledge of research processes.


Research methods, research process, research question, research plan, research ethics, research execution.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Literature and materials are handed out during the course.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.