The world is becoming ever more interdependent with the resulting global socio-political changes – from the rising cost of foreign aid to the impact of non-English speaking immigrants within the education system – increasingly affecting people at a local level.
If you are fascinated by world politics, global citizenship and international humanitarian aid, this dynamic and topical course covers these issues and more. Ideal if you wish to pursue careers in the field of diplomacy, intelligence, development or international organisations, it could lead to jobs in local, national or international government, as well as teaching, research, voluntary organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Taught by staff with research expertise in security studies, development, peace studies, foreign policy analysis and the history of international political thought, the course aims to provide a solid grounding in international relations theory, coupled with practical explanations of how states and other international actors compete and cooperate within the world system.
We will have the opportunity to study the evolution and interaction of different states and societies around the globe, exploring the history of world politics since World War II. We consider how foreign policy decision-makers and international organisations respond in the face of war, social movements, terrorism, political struggles, democratic advances and setbacks.
During your studies, we encourage you to become an independent, reflective and analytical thinker, able to navigate complex issues, prepare reasoned arguments and develop exceptional communication skills – all of which are vital in today’s competitive world of work.