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International Relations MSc

Kingston University

Course Description

If you would like to gain an understanding of the forces of global politics and develop the skills to actively engage in the academic and professional discussions that are shaping the contemporary international agenda, this course is ideal. It strikes a careful balance between theoretical and practical elements of international relations and also offers a range of modules on international conflict and human rights. What you will study You will explore the historical development of international relations and the key ideas that have shaped our understanding of the modern international system. You will also receive a clear overview of the actors and institutions that operate in the contemporary international environment, such as the United Nations, the United States and the European Union. You will study theoretical and policy debates concerning globalisation and underdevelopment, and will participate in a country case study to investigate financial flows, trade and investment. In addition, you will have the opportunity to take an in-depth look at issues of human rights and international conflict. Modules Core modules - Theories of International Relations - International Political Economy - Research Skills and Methods in Social Science - Dissertation Option modules - Achieving Human Rights: Case Studies of Change Strategies - Achieving Human Rights: Theories of Strategies for Change - Britain?s Role in the World Since 1900 - Case Studies in International Conflict - Conflict Theory and Analysis - Contemporary Issues in Conflict and Security - Contemporary US Foreign Policy - Frameworks and Foundations of Human Rights - Human Rights and Armed Conflict - Managing and Resolving International Conflict - Media, Public Policy and International Politics - Political Communication, Advocacy and Campaigning - The Meaning and Protection of Human Rights - The Politics of Conflict: the New Tribalism? - The Politics of Mass Murder - The Politics of Nationalism in the Contemporary Middle East - The Prevention of Genocide - Themes in Latin American Politics

If you would like to gain an understanding of the forces of global politics and develop the skills to actively engage in the academic and professional discussions that are shaping the contemporary international agenda, this course is ideal. It strikes a careful balance between theoretical and practical elements of international relations and also offers a range of modules on international...

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