23 July 2016
International Relations: Security, Conflict and Peace
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.
Alan Collins, Contemporary Security Studies (3rd ed. Oxford, 2013)
Sean Kay, Globalization, Power, and Security (Security Dialogue, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2004)
Dr Stephane Baele
Undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or above; postgraduate students with an interest in the subject are also welcome.
To examine some of the most challenging and relevant issues of international relations and conflict.
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.
We offer a number of partial scholarships.