Social and Political Science
SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
1 year of undergraduate study and aged 18 or above
Evidence of language ability equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or above
05 July 2021
16 May 2021 (Midnight - BST)
Debating International Relations focuses on the major principles, concepts, actors and theories of the international system and their application to current issues in world affairs. The course is divided into two parts.
Part one examines a number of theoretical approaches drawn from different intellectual traditions in the discipline, including classical and contemporary realism, liberalism, constructivism, Marxism and radical approaches to International Relations, as well as contemporary debates on power-structures and globalization.
The second part discusses a number of current policy issues such as terrorism and security, human rights, governance and global institutions, global trade and finance, the environment and poverty and development.
20 x 3.5-hour sessions and one additional 2-hour session on the final day.