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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 2022-23

Optional Modules 2022-23 (students select four)

Michaelmas Term
Hilary Term
  • POP88041 / POP88051 MSc Research Design

  • POP88061/ POP88071 International Politics

  • POP88081 / POP88091 International Conflict

    First half (weeks 22 - 26)

  • POP88034 Middle Eastern Politics

  • POP88044 Government and Politics of the EU

  • POP88074 The Political Economy of International Development

  • POP88114 Interviews in Political Science

  • POP88124 Great Power Politics

  • POP88154 Political Behaviour

  • POP88174 Political Economy A

  • Second half (weeks 29 - 33)

  • POP88084 European Union Policy Making

  • POP88134 European Identity

  • POP88144 Economic Inequality and Democracy

  • POP88184 Political Economy B

  • POP88194 States and Society in the Global South

  • POP88204 Presidents and Prime Ministers: Executives in Government

Hilary Term
  • POP88164 Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
Trinity Term
  • POP88200 Dissertation