30 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module provides students with an advanced level appreciation of International Relations theory and the ways it can be applied to understand world politics today. The module consists of two interwoven components. One examines core theories and concepts of International Relations, providing students with an in-depth understanding of the evolution and diversity of the discipline. A second component examines to what extent and how these theories and concepts can elucidate contemporary developments in world politics.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students on POLT99 and POLT100

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study, Digital Content/Guided Learning
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Politics and International Relations):

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