Combining the study of international relations with an analysis of public policy formulation and state governance, this programme will provide you with an advanced understanding of how political institutions and processes operate in international politics, and how policy is made.
You will be introduced to central issues such as theories of the policy-making process, alongside current themes and issues in international politics.
This programme draws heavily on the School�s expertise in International Relations and Public Policy, giving students a very strong grounding in policy making within the field of international politics, with special attention paid to the organisation and institutions of global governance. The programme is particularly focused on area expertise within the School in European politics and the politics of the developing world, and especially Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. The combination of understanding different approaches to policy-making, global governance and regional expertise makes for a hugely distinctive combination for potential students interested in these areas.
In addition to the strong core training in international relations and public policy, you will be able to choose from a wide range of option modules, covering everything from international political theory to sovereignty and intervention, and from US foreign policy to policy analysis of the developing world.
The course draws on expertise from academics in cutting edge areas such as the politics of global health, World Bank policy in the developing world, politics and intervention in the Middle East, poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, Europeanisation, and the rise of emerging powers in the developing world.
As well as academics heavily involved in these areas, the course makes extensive use of its London location to invite experts to come and present talks, workshops and lectures to the student and wider body.
By the end of the programme you will have a strong grasp of the theoretical tools and empirical evidence necessary for an in-depth understanding of policy-making within the general theories of international relations, political science, public policy and comparative politics.
Key features of this programme This programme is led by leading academics in the field, whose research is informed by and responds to the very latest global events. We have a diverse staff and student body, offering an ideal environment in which to study international theory and global politics. The programme is characterised by its flexibility � you can choose from a wide range of option modules so that you can pursue your particular interests. The course invites regular outside speakers and experts to speak about issues related to course content. Some outside speakers are also invited to come and talk about employment related issues.