Global Cooperation on World Problems

School: School of Government
Department of Political Science and International Studies

Modular value: 20 credits

This core module focuses on the practice of international institutions seeking to manage inter-state cooperation. By examining a range of case studies from around the world, it will provide you with the skills to understand and explain how the rule of law, institutionalisation and governance create structures under which cooperation can flourish. 

Learning outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand and interpret the means to understand and explain how different international structures impact on processes for cooperation;
  • Analyse and evaluate the role of specific international institutions for managing cooperation. 


The assessment for the module will consist of:

  • One 1,000 word essay
  • One 3,000 word essay

Related course:

The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.