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 Political Economy
  • International Politics of East Asia
  • International Relations of the Middle East
  • International Relations Theory
  • International Security
  • Race and Empire in Modern Political Thought
  • 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. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2022. 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.