International Politics (M1544)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

In this module, you address the nature and functioning of international politics.

You are introduced to theories of international politics, through exploring a range of different traditions and approaches.

You then examine a number of key issues and concepts in international politics.

As part of the module, you apply these theories and concepts to a range of different regions.


50%: Lecture
50%: Seminar


50%: Coursework (Essay)
50%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: