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Module Title LM International Relations Theory
Department Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Module Code 08 33048
Module Lead Patrick Porter
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions N/A
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Seminar-10 hours
Guided independent study-170 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module provides you with an overview of International Relations Theory, as well as with the knowledge to understand and address key approaches, issues and debates. The first part focuses on the critical introduction of theoretical approaches to prepare you for the critical reading of particular examples of theoretical work in International Relations.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Understand, summarise and discuss the current approaches to the analysis of international politic
  • Evaluate these approaches with regards to the methodologies they employ and their usefulness for the analysis of particular problems of international politics
  • Analyse a particular problem of international politics from the perspective of one or more of these approaches
Assessment 33048-02 : Essay - 1000 words : Coursework (25%)
33048-04 : Essay - 2500 words : Coursework (75%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 1 x 1000 word essay (25%) 1 x 2500 word essay (75%)
Reassessment: resit of failed piece or pieces of assessment
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