The program is composed of three pathways. The International Relations pathway provides a deep understanding of key issues in the contemporary international system. The second pathway, Terrorism and Security, focuses on the key domestic and international security threats facing states in the 21st century. Finally, the innovative International Intervention pathway enables you to understand and evaluate contemporary debates in the study of international intervention. This pathway also includes a placement option, allowing you to spend time working in the field of international politics.
The program provides you with the skills necessary to design and complete a dissertation or placement project on a specialist topic, including formulating research questions, conducting a literature review, selecting appropriate methods of data collection, engaging with data analysis to provide answers to the research questions, and presenting research according to scholarly conventions.
In this program you will investigate major questions of contemporary international relations:
After the Cold War, after bipolarity, with the United Nations in its sixth decade, where is the world to look for order?
Is there any prospect of justice in relations between states?
Do states remain the dominant actors in the international system with its current profusion of transnational corporations, international organizations, and regional blocs?
How will democratization, economic liberalism, resurgent nationalisms and religious revivals affect world order?
And, most importantly, how should we think about these questions?
- What are the alternative perspectives to your own?
- Gains experience of different cultural and educational environment,
- Builds on the extensive expertise in international politics,
- Introduce to major theoretical and empirical debates,
- Understand security and terrorism.
- Debates approaches,
- Design and conduct of social sciences research,
- Gain experience in using SPSS for statistical analysis,
- Conflict management/Arbitrator,
- Investigate and discuss.
Students from the program have gone on to a wide range of employment choices. These include working for international organizations, national and local government, lobby groups and non-governmental organizations, as well as private businesses and media organizations.
- Foreign Trade Expert in the Government,
- Parliamentary Assistant,
- Senior Associate for a Financial Services,
- Owner of an Independent Business,
- Public Affairs Officer.