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You will explore the historical development of international relations and the key ideas that have shaped our understanding of the modern international system. You will also receive a clear overview of the actors and institutions that operate in the contemporary international environment, such as the United Nations, the United States and the European Union.
You will study theoretical and policy debates concerning globalisation and underdevelopment. You will participate in a country case study to investigate financial flows, trade and investment.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to take an in-depth look at issues of human rights and international conflict.Assessment
Seminar presentation, essay or equivalent study, dissertation/applied research project.
- Research Skills and Dissertation/Project Proposal
- The Theory and Practice of International Relations
- Conflict Theory and Resolution
- Contemporary Issues and Case Studies in Security and Conflict
- Environmental Politics: Movements and Ideas
- From State to Global Politics
- Human Rights: Architectures, Actors, Activism
- International Political Economy: Capitalism, Imperialism and the State
- Nationalism and Modernity
- Political Communication, Advocacy and Campaigning
- Strategies for Achieving Human Rights
- Terrorism, Political Violence and Human Rights
- Cybercrime: Context, Form, Risk and Regulation
- Freedom, Censorship and Subversion
- From Mass Media to New Media: Theories, Approaches, Applications
- Influencing Crime and Justice Policy
- Media and Cinema in a Global Context
- Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
- Starry-eyed and Laughing: Music, Film and Politics
£500 bursaries to Kingston University alumni (Home/EU only)Annual Fund postgraduate scholarships
The Development Office offers a number of postgraduate scholarships for UK and EU students.
They are available for all courses (except teacher training/PGCE courses) and will pay 50% of the fees (up to £3,000 for the 2012/13 academic year) for a one-year, full-time or two-years, part-time masters programme.International scholarships
The International Office is offers awards totalling £250,000 every year, with each scholarship worth £3,300. These are open to prospective full-time postgraduates in any subject area on a one-year taught masters degree.
You can apply for an international scholarship if you:
- are an international student (classified as 'overseas' for fee purposes);
- have an offer of a place on a course at Kingston for 2012/13 entry; and
- are not currently registered on a postgraduate course at Kingston University.
You might also be eligible for an international loyalty bursary if you are an overseas Kingston University alumnus or have a family connection with the University.