This course offers you an innovative, disciplined and intellectually challenging framework for studying issues and perspectives within international relations. You will consider various aspects of international order and politics, including the dynamics of international social and political power relationships and conflicts, and state building. These topics are studied comparatively in relation to governmental, political and social processes, and in the contexts of various historical continuities, discontinuities and contrasts.
The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.
Core modules -BEYOND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS -DISSERTATION AND RESEARCH METHODS -INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
Option modules - You must choose four option modules from the following list (one of your options may be an approved free choice module hosted by another Masters course): -CONTROVERSIES IN UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICIES AND PROCESSES -DEMOCRATIC POLITICS: KEY DEBATES AND ISSUES -DEVELOPMENT THEORIES, POLICIES AND PRACTICES -GLOBAL CHANGE: TOWARD A NEW NON-WESTERN ORDER? -GLOBAL POLITICS OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE (Subject to approval) -GLOBALISATION, DEMOCRATISATION AND POST-AUTHORITARIAN TRANSITION -GOVERNANCE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION -ISLAM AND POLITICS IN THE MIDDLE EAST -POLICY, GOVERNANCE AND DEMOCRACY: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES -POSTCOLONIAL INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: THEORIES AND CONCEPTS -REGIONAL DIMENSIONS OF ENERGY SECURITY (Subject to approval) -THE EUROPEAN UNION AS AN INTERNATIONAL ACTOR -THE POLITICS OF GLOBAL COMPLEXITY: RETHINKING GOVERNANCE, POWER AND AGENCY -THE STATE, POLITICS AND VIOLENCE
This course will provide you with numerous key skills and knowledge that will prepare you for your future career in a variety of different fields. Our graduates hold posts within various international and national government departments and organisations. Many have also gone on to study for Doctorates within the Department and at other universities around the world.
You should have a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Social Sciences or Humanities; equivalent qualifications from overseas are welcome. Your application must be supported by a reference written on institutional notepaper by an academic familiar with your abilities. Applications from mature candidates are welcomed. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS overall score of 6.5 and 5.5 in Writing, Listening, Reading and Speaking or equivalent.
Recipient: University of Westminster
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