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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. Modules available for 2019-20 are listed below.

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

Optional Modules (students select four)

Michaelmas Term
Hilary Term
  • Global Justice (PO8015)

  • The Political Economy of International Development (PO8037)

  • State and Society in the Developing World (PO8045)

  • Russian Politics under Putin (PO8052)

  • Interviews in Political Science (PO8053)

  • Great Power Politics (PO8054)

  • International Security Cooperation (PO8055)

  • Varieties of Authoritarianism (PO8056)

  • European Identity (PO8057)


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