You will take courses to the value of four full units in total, made up of the compulsory course, The Politics of Globalisation, and a dissertation. In addition, you are required to take other full unit and/or half unit courses to the total value of two units. There are over 50 courses related to various aspects of global politics to choose from. Some of the courses focus on specific policy areas, notably global political economy, global security and war, the global environment, global health, the political economy of development, gender politics, and other key issues of global politics. Other courses focus on specific world regions (East, South and Southeast Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America, and Europe).
(* denotes a half unit)
The Politics of Globalisation
Examines the nature, the causes and the political consequences of globalisation in a variety of domains, including security, culture, the economy and the environment.
An independent research project of 10,000 words on an approved topic of your choice.
Courses to the value of two units chosen from a range of options
You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.
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You must also note that places are limited on some courses and/or subject to specific entry requirements. The School cannot therefore guarantee you a place. Please note that changes to programmes and courses can sometimes occur after you have accepted your offer of a place. These changes are normally made in light of developments in the discipline or path-breaking research, or on the basis of student feedback. Changes can take the form of altered course content, teaching formats or assessment modes. Any such changes are intended to enhance the student learning experience. You should visit the School’s Calendar, or contact the relevant academic department, for information on the availability and/or content of courses and programmes of study. Certain substantive changes will be listed on the updated graduate course and programme information page.