Students who successfully complete a course of study at the postgraduate Institute of International Relations, must submit, at the post graduate level, seminar papers; at the Masters (taught) level Msc research papers and at the Doctoral level, a PhD Theses containing the results of the independent studies and research. Theses/dissertations and seminar papers written by past students (from 1974-present) are available for consultation and are for in-Library use only. As a key part of the Reserve Collection the topics of these papers are related to the International Relations of Latin American and the Caribbean regions. As a result they cover subject areas such as, international law, international politics, international trade, diplomacy, international organizations, international money and finance. These must also be requested at the Circulations Desk.
A limited number of digital reproductions of student research papers, can be found in UWI Space, the institutional repository: http://uwispace.sta.uwi.edu/dspace/handle/2139/13233. Please note that a visit to the IIR Library is required to access all submissions.
SEMINAR PAPERS from 2001. Seminar papers also referred to as Specialised Seminar Papers are done by students completing the Diploma in International Relations. These papers are supervised and cover any topic with regard to international relations.
RESEARCH PAPERS from 1974. Research papers are submitted by students doing the Master of Science in Global Studies or International Relations.
THESES MPhil from 1996 PhD from 1970. Theses are submitted by MPhil students and PhD candidates. This collection also contains theses from faculty members of the Institute of International Relations.