Exeter, United Kingdom

International Relations: Security, Conflict and Peace

online course
when 5 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 1000

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 1000: Tuition Fees, Registration Fee, IT Platform Fee and Online Social Programme fee


We offer a number of partial scholarships.