United Kingdom, Exeter

International Relations: Security, Conflict and Peace

when 2 July 2016 - 23 July 2016
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 ECTS
fee GBP 1700

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 feature extensive discussions on cutting-edge research, in an enriching multicultural setting.
Key texts
Alan Collins, Contemporary Security Studies (3rd ed. Oxford, 2013)
Sean Kay, Globalization, Power, and Security (Security Dialogue, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2004)

Course leader

Dr Stephane Baele

Target group

Undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or above; postgraduate students with an interest in the subject are also welcome.

Course aim

To examine some of the most challenging and relevant issues of international relations and conflict.

Fee info

GBP 1700: Tuition and social programme fees which includes a weekend in London, events on campus and day trips to Bath and St Ives.
EUR 760: Accommodation plus breakfast and dinner.

Scholarships

We offer a number of partial scholarships.