Diplomatic History Post-1945

Second year module

Lecturer: Richard Lock-Pullan

This module will focus on the diplomacy of the grand alliance, the origins of the cold war in Europe and its extension to Asia and the decolonisation and its legacy. The second semester will concentrate on decolonisation and its legacy, superpower involvement in the third world, and the détente and the end of the Cold War. 

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module students are expected to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the diplomatic history of 1939 to 1989 and skills in historical analysis.


  • 3000 assessed work (50%) 
  • 2 hour examination (40%) 
  • Presentation (10%)