The balance of the open-mindedness and easy going attitudes of the professors made our learning fun and exciting. The professors had very smart perspectives and were very skilled in conveying important information.
Yanda, Sebalas Maret University, Indonesia
International Relations: Conflict & Security
This stimulating course will provide you with the opportunity to engage with some of the most challenging and pressing issues of international relations and conflict. You will explore the main characteristics of today’s global security environment, from terrorism to tensions produced by climate change, from nuclear proliferation to the migration crisis.
You will consider how various schools of thought can decisively strengthen our analysis of these issues, which will lead to an appreciation of the complex role of factors like military capabilities, economic structures, international institutions, identities and ideologies, or language and emotions.
Teaching will be delivered by leading experts on international affairs, conflict, security and peace studies, who have published in the most respected journals of the field. The programme adopts a dynamic format of interactive lectures and seminars, and will include a negotiation simulation, a policy role play and extensive discussions on cutting-edge research, in an enriching multicultural setting.
Module at a Glance
|Module Title||International Relations: Conflict & Security|
|Module Convenor||Dr Stephane Baele|
|Credit Value||7.5 ECTS|
|Scheduled Teaching||24 x 2 Hour Sessions|
|Total Module Hours||150 Hours|
|Guided Independent Study||
Pre-Reading Before Arrival
Draft of final essay – 500 words– Verbal Feedback
Written essay – 1500 words – 60% of credit – written feedback
Group Presentation – 20 minutes – 40% of credit – verbal and written feedback
|Sample Pre Reading||
Hurrell A. (2017) “Rising Powers and the Emerging Global Order”, in Smith & Baylis (eds.) The Globalization of World Politics, Oxford University Press.
|Sample Lecture Sessions||
Thinking about the Bomb: Problems and Prospects in Nuclear Strategy and Proliferation