United Kingdom, Edinburgh

Debating International Relations

when 2 July 2018 - 27 July 2018
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 10 ECTS
fee GBP 2372

The course provides an introduction to the major principles, concepts, actors, and theories of the international system. Using examples from the world today, you will learn how apply this theory to current debates, issues, and conflicts to gain an objective and informed view. Divided into two parts, the first half of the course focuses on drawing theory from the intellectual traditions in the disciplines. You will then have the ability to be able to apply these theories to current policy issues such as terrorism and security, human rights, governance and global institutions, the environment and poverty and development. The second half will focus on the current role of Scotland and the UK within the context of international relations particularly given the result of the recent Brexit referendum decision.

Course leader

Richard Brodie

Target group

Anybody who is interested in politics,international relations, and the international legal and political systems, especially those who are planning a career or academic research in these fields.

Course aim

To be confirmed

Credits info

20 credits/10 ECTS/4 US

Fee info

GBP 2372: Accommodation is not included in the course fees
GBP 0: Various accommodation packages available. Prices range from £114-489 per week. Please check the University of Edinburgh Summer School website for further details.
Information can be found under 'Fees'.


Scholarships will be announced when made available on the summer school website

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