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Course Content

The course offers a range of modules that will deepen students’ knowledge of international politics. All modules are taught around a weekly seminar and assessed on the basis of assignments and exams. The number of modules on offer and topics covered, and whether there is any choice of module topics, varies from year to year depending on student numbers.

Students also attend the Department's Monday Seminar Series , which features speakers from a variety of fields presenting on a topics such as far-right parties, the International Criminal Court, human rights, and Irish fiscal policy.

Required Course Modules 2021-22

Optional Modules 2021-22 (students select four)

Michaelmas Term
Hilary Term
  • MSc Research Design A/B (PO8046 / PO8047)

  • International Politics A/B (PO8048 / PO8049)

  • International Conflict A/B (PO8050) / PO8051
  • PO8002 Government and Politics of the EU

  • PO8015 Global Justice

  • PO8037 The Political Economy of International Development

  • PO8044 European Union Policy Making

  • PO8045 State and Society in the Developing World

  • PO8052 Russian Politics under Putin

  • PO8053 Interviews in Political Science

  • PO8054 Great Power Politics

  • PO8056 Varieties of Authoritarianism

  • PO8058 Economic Inequality and Democracy

  • PO8059 Political Illiberalism

  • POxxxx Civil Wars

  • POxxxx Rising Powers and the International Order

  • POxxxx Research Ethics

Hilary Term
  • PO8006 Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
Trinity Term
  • PO8200 Dissertation