Optional modules

In POLSIS, we are proud of the extensive range of modules that are available to our students allowing you to tailor your course and study topics that interest you the most.

All modules are 20 credits and are available as options on postgraduate taught POLSIS programmes where the module is not compulsory.

International relations theory  Governing British Capitalism International Political Economy
Globalisation and Governance Diplomacy and Statecraft Diplomatic History
Security Studies US foreign and defence policy Developments in Contemporary Political Analysis
Radical Social Theory  Politics and the State Rising Powers and Global Order
Global Environmental Governance Terrorism and Political Violence Sex, Death Gender and (in)security
Gender and Global Governance Ethnic Conflict and its management: theories and cases Politics of Arab-Isreali conflict
Varieties of Politics Arguing against Tyranny Problems in Contemporary Political Theory
Dilemmas in International Relations Authoritarianism and Development [IDD]* Democracy and Development [IDD]*
Fear, Cooperation and Trust in World Politics Global Cooperation in Practice Political Psychology of Conflict and Cooperation
International Relations in the Asia Pacific Post-conflict Peacebuilding and the International Order Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations

* Module hosted by the International Development Department