Students will take the following compulsory first year modules:
Students will take the following compulsory second year modules:
- Theoretical Approaches to International Relations: explores the main current theories in international relations to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of how major scholars, past and contemporary, have theorised about the dynamics of international relations.
- Issues in International Relations: focuses on the relationship between key theoretical approaches and the issues that confront those engaged in the world of international politics.
If you decide to take International Relations in your third and fourth years, you choose from a wide variety of advanced options, including modules in conflict and conflict resolution, human rights, international law, international security, globalisation, terrorism, and comparative politics including Africa, Middle East, Latin America, China, Central and East Asia.
Here is a sample of Honours modules which have been offered in previous years:
- International Political Economy
- Case Studies in Conflict Analysis
- International Security
- Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Intervention
- Armed Conflict in Postcolonial Africa
- Global Public Policy
- Identities, Belonging and Others
- Activism and Resistance
- Music, Politics and International Relations
- Ideologies and Social Movements in the Middle East.
In fourth year, students also undertake a 10,000-word dissertation on a topic of their choice. This independent project enables you to develop key research skills which are desired by both prospective employers and by graduate schools offering postgraduate degrees.