Debating International Relations, Short Course

Debating International Relations, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 1 month
    Duration
University rank #23 (QS) ,
Debating International Relations course at The University of Edinburgh will introduce you to the major principles, concepts, actors, and theories of the international system. Using examples from the world today, you will learn how apply this theory to current debates, issues, and conflicts to gain an objective and informed view.

About

The Debating International Relations course at The University of Edinburgh is divided into two parts. In the first part, you will examine a number of theoretical approaches drawn from different intellectual traditions in the discipline, including classical and contemporary realism, liberalism, and radical approaches to international relations, as well as contemporary debates on power and globalisation.

You will then be able to apply these theories to current policy issues such as terrorism and security, human rights, governance and global institutions, the environment and poverty and development.

The second part will focus on the current role of Scotland and the UK within the context of international relations. With the recent Brexit referendum decision – where the UK voted to leave the European Union – special focus will be given to examining how this major relationship shift will affect systems within the UK, the EU, and internationally. You will gain a deep understanding of the EU’s development as a political system, and explores issues surrounding the Union’s recent enlargements as well as its general role in international relations.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the main theories in IR
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key structures and agents that constitute international relations and global politics
  • Critically assess debates and contemporary issues in international relations theory and world affairs
  • Apply the theoretical knowledge gained in analyses of concrete processes and changes in contemporary international relations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 1 months
  • Credits
    10 ECTS 20 alternative credits

    20 credits/10 ECTS/4 US

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The course will be taught using a combination of lectures and tutorials, with discussion groups based on current issues and debates in international relations.Students will be expected to read materials provided for the class and to participate in discussions.

Audience

Who should choose this course?
This course will appeal to any student interested in politics, international relations, and international legal and political systems, especially those who are planning a career or academic research in these fields.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

    StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Academic Requirements

  • 1 year of undergraduate study
  • IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2372 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2372 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2372 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2372 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.