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.

Optional modules in the second year

  • Analysing Political Worlds
  • Britain in Europe and the World
  • Diplomatic History
  • Economic Perspectives on Development (from the International Development Department)
  • Feminist Political Ideas
  • Global Governance
  • Globalisation, Welfare and capitalism
  • Governing States and Societies (from the International Development Department)
  • International Negotiation
  • International Political Economy
  • International Politics of East Asia
  • International Relations of the Middle East
  • International Relations Theory
  • International Security
  • Post-Colonial Britain: Race, Identity & Belonging
  • Russian Politics: from revolution to Putin
  • Understanding Development Assistance (from the International Development Department)
  • US Politics

Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.