15 July 2022
Issues and Debates in International Relations
During this Summer School course, you will be exposed to a broad range of seminars, lectures and discussions about the issues facing us in a globalised world. The course will provide you with a sophisticated theoretical and applied understanding of international relations including areas of expertise such as war and security, globalisation and development, and EU foreign policy. Subjects that will be covered include an overview of international relations since 1945, the major international institutions and actors, war and security in a global era, and the European Union as a global actor.
Dr Nick Hostettler
The course aims to provide you with knowledge of the debates and ideas within international relations, with a critical understanding of key theoretical and conceptual approaches, and with an understanding of various contemporary conflicts and dilemmas within international politics. You will also be introduced to a variety of study skills for undertaking further study, particularly case study and comparative analysis of different conflicts, institutions and practices. You will also receive guidance in preparing short reports, summaries and analyses, and presentations with the specific aim of improving your writing, study and presentation skills.
You will study one course per Queen Mary Summer School session. Each course is worth 15 Queen Mary credits.
Usually, the 15 credits we award for each three-week Queen Mary Summer School session translate to 3–4 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system.
Your home institution should confirm if they will grant credit for Summer School courses. Whilst we will do everything we can to support you throughout the Summer School application process, it's your responsibility to check with your home institution if you can transfer credit from the Summer School prior to arriving at Queen Mary.
GBP 1900: The Queen Mary Summer School costs: £1,900 per session.
We are offering a 10% early bird discount for those who apply before 31 March 2022.
From 31 March onwards we will offer a 10% discount to:
• Students and staff from partner institutions
• Current Queen Mary students
On campus accommodation will cost approximately £877 per session.
Additional costs and course excursions
Please note that some courses have some additional fees not included in the tuition fee. These fees are for activities and field trips that may take place away from our campus. We will give further details of these costs in due course.
Please note there is no deposit payment required for the Queen Mary Summer School.
There are no scholarships available for this course