United Kingdom, London

International Relations, Government and Society

when 19 June 2017 - 18 August 2017
language English
duration 9 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2100

LSE Summer School offers over 80 three-week courses taught by LSE’s world-renowned faculty. All courses take place on our campus in the heart of Central London.

The LSE Summer School has the world's largest intake of international study abroad undergraduates compared with other summer schools across the globe. Visiting students are often able to transfer credit from LSE's rigorously assessed summer courses towards degrees at their home institution.

The Summer School curriculum is drawn from across the university, with courses being offered in subjects as diverse as Accounting and Finance, Economics, International Relations, Law and Management.

Our 2017 International Relations courses are as follows:

Session One: 19 June - 7 July 2017

IR115: Culture and Globalisation
IR130: Athens to Al-Qaeda: Political Theory and International Politics
IR160: The Middle East in Global Politics
IR201: Power Shift: The Decline of the West, The Rise of the BRICS and World Order in a New Asian Century
IR202: Genocide
IR203: An Urbanising World: The Future of Global Cities
IR209: International Political Economy
IR245: International Journalism and Society - The Role of the Media in the Modern World
IR270: What Kind of Europe? Crisis, Reform and the International Role of the European Union

Session Two: 10 - 28 July 2017

IR102: Capitalism, Democracy and Equality: The Political Economy of the Advanced Nations
IR105: Understanding Foreign Policy: the Diplomacy of War, Profit and Justice
IR120: Trade, Development and the Environment
IR140: Global Communications, Citizens and Cultural Politics
IR200: International Organisation: The Institutions of Global Governance
IR210: International Politics: Building Democracies from Conflict
IR250: The Global Politics of Protest and Change

Session Three: 31 July - 18 August 2017

IR100: Great Thinkers and Pivotal Leaders: Shaping the Global Order
IR101: Childhood across Cultures
IR205: Islam and Politics
IR206: Revolutions and World Politics
IR207: Development in the International Political Economy

Course aim

The study of International Relations, Government and Society is a core activity of scholars at LSE. The departments of International Relations, Government and Sociology were not only amongst the first of their kind, but have remained leading world centres for the development of their respective subjects ever since. Indeed, LSE has long prided itself on maintaining the largest Department of International Relations in Western Europe, while its departments of Government and Sociology, are amongst the largest and best known in Britain.

The impact of the LSE's scholars in International Relations, Government and Sociology has been immense. Collectively, they have shaped the development of their respective disciplines as subjects of systematic study and introduced some of the key concepts and sub-fields that are a feature of these disciplines today. The wide spectrum of academic excellence in the social sciences at LSE ensures the unique, intellectually powerful context within which these subjects are taught and researched.

Credits info

7.5 EC
The amount of credit awarded is always determined by the student's home university. We suggested our courses are worth 7.5 ECTS points / 3 credits in the US system.

Fee info

GBP 2100: Please visit our website for 2017 fees