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Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies, Programme Catalogue 2011/12

THPL-AFM14: MA International Politics


Mode of attendance: Full-time

Year 1

Click here for further information NFAAR-PGT assessment regulations:
  • This programme has the following designated alternative programmes (DAPs): PG Diploma; PG Certificate
  • Assessment Regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view
  • Programme progression requirement: 40%
  • Taught credits: 60; Dissertation/Project credits: 30

Semester 1: Taught Units

Designated Essential Units Click here for further information
PL50749 Power, order and institutions in world politics 6 Credits
PL50751 International relations theories 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select 3 Unit(s) from the following list:
PL50435 Comparative European politics 6 Credits
PL50436 European union politics & policy-making 6 Credits
PL50506 Concepts and theories in the study of contemporary European politics 6 Credits
PL50607 Multilevel governance and multilayered citizenship in Europe 6 Credits
PL50750 International terrorism 6 Credits
PL50763 International security: theories and concepts 6 Credits
PL50766 European security 6 Credits
PL50785 Memory culture - memory politics 6 Credits
PL50786 The politics of belonging 6 Credits
SP50249 Advanced policy analysis 6 Credits
SP50250 The politics of policy in international perspective: actors, arenas and conflict 6 Credits
ZZ50001 Director of Studies approved unit 6 Credits

Semester 2: Taught Units

Designated Essential Units Click here for further information
PL50686 Europe in global politics 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select 4 Unit(s) from the following list:
PL50605 The politics of migration 6 Credits
PL50663 Organised crime in Europe: threats and challenges 6 Credits
PL50764 International security: the contemporary agenda 6 Credits
PL50839 Resilience and national security 6 Credits
SP50225 Globalisation 2: political economy of globalisation 6 Credits
SP50226 World politics: conflict, security & development 6 Credits
SP50251 Policy evaluation: methods and techniques 6 Credits
ZZ50005 Director of Studies approved unit 6 Credits

Dissertation Period: Project/Dissertation Units

Compulsory Units
PL50685 MA in International Politics dissertation 30 Credits

* This programme catalogue is applicable for the 2011/12 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2012/13 and beyond should not assume that later years of a programme will be in the format displayed here for 2011/12.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.