United Kingdom, London

Change and Continuity: World Politics Since 1945

when 27 June 2016 - 15 July 2016
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 1590

The last sixty years has been one of the most dynamic periods in world politics – one in which we continue to exist.
With valuable insights into world-changing events and themes, this module is particularly useful for those working towards careers in government, journalism, business and academe. You’ll gain an intellectual understanding of the period’s main features including: the invention and use of atomic weapons and their impact on military strategy; the origins, nature and end of the cold war; the impact of 9/11 on world politics; the emergence of 'new' security threats: trans-national terrorism; international crime; enforced migration; climate change; the nature of crisis management before and after 9/11.
Working with a highly experienced tutor offering an in-depth interpretation of world politics past and present, you’ll explore how far the world has changed over the last 60 years and examine fascinating literature across all these topics.

Course leader

Professor Jack Spence, OBE

Target group

The module is designed to interest those who have studied international relations as undergraduates, as well as those from other disciplines.

Course aim

This module aims to ignite a passion for further study of international relations and to encourage you to deepen your interest and commitment to the subject.

Credits info

Many of our students get credit for the summer modules taken at King’s. You should approach your home university before applying as it is up to them to apply the credit to your degree programme. We would recommend a three week module would be equivalent to 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.

Fee info

GBP 1590: Tuition fee only