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Edinburgh Winter School - Debating International Relations, 13 January - 7 February 2020, UK

University of Edinburgh


Deadline:

October 31, 2019

Event Date:

January 13, 2020 - February 07, 2020


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Debating International Relations

Studying at the University of Edinburgh Winter School is the perfect way to broaden your academic and cultural horizons at one of the Top 20 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020).

The four-week Debating International Relations course provides at least 72 hours of core academic teaching, along with development sessions to make the most of your international experience. In addition to your academic course, your Winter School experience will include a full induction, a graduation event for your course, and a fun Social Programme.

Credit Level 8 / 20 credits / 10 ECTS / 4 US
Contact Hours 72
Academic Eligibility 1 year of undergraduate study
Language Requirements IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent
Tuition Fee £2,611
Application Deadline 31 October 2019

Course Description

Debating International Relations 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 to apply this theory to current debates, issues, and conflicts to gain an objective and informed view.

The course 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 deeper understanding of the EU’s development as a political system, and explore issues surrounding the Union’s recent enlargements as well as its general role in international relations.

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. 

Course format

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.

Assessment

  • Written answer on a previously chosen question (500 words) and short presentation (Formative - 0%)
  • Submission of an essay plan (Formative - 0%)
  • 2500 word essay (100%) 

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the main theories in International Relations
  • 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

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. 

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Publish Date
July 22, 2019




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