Course structures provide maximum choice based on core, pathway specific and unrestricted option modules. You will complete a dissertation as well as core and option modules.
All courses aim to give you the skills to analyse political problems and conduct research on them.
Globalisation is one of the key issues in international politics. This course allows you to examine the nature and direction of global change, focusing on political and economic aspects. It introduces you to the principal theories of international political economy and explores links between global, regional and national politics, and a range of thematic issues concerning hegemony, development, governance and co-operation.
Theories and Issues in International Political Economy
Examines the various theoretical and substantive debates within the discipline of international political economy (IPE). It investigates five major theoretical traditions in IPE-liberalism, realism, Marxism, feminism and neo-Gramscianism - and then applies these theories to a series of substantive historical and contemporary and contemporary issues in IPE, including:
-Bretton Woods and the post-1945 economic order
Three further modules from the pathway specific and unrestricted option list, including:
-Research Methods in Politics and International Relations
-Creating Political Order
-Advanced Political Analysis
-Political Thought and the Rights of War and Peace
-Social and Political Change in European Democracies
-Nationalism, Multiculturalism and Democracy
-Gender and Globalisation
-Theory and Practice of International Relations
-The Political Economy of Globalisation