With globalisation, sustainability, terrorism and foreign intervention now major forces in the world, this course prepares you to meet important, unpredictable global challenges.
While the 21st century presents us with instability and insecurity, it also offers plenty of opportunities for development and innovation. You'll learn to make sense of the world's issues, plan for change, and develop progressive solutions that make positive changes towards a better future.
Drawing on real case studies (from the fields of law, politics, human rights, economics, security, war, diplomacy and more), you'll unpick different perspectives, apply theory to practice and gain insights into the complexities of global politics and the relationships between institutions of international governance.
Lessons are flexible and agile, able to adapt quickly to focus on global issues that arise. And, with such small classes, academics can take note of your interests, and tailor their content accordingly. Recently, students have been able to:
- Examine real-time case studies and follow live court cases
- Attend industry-led workshops at Chatham House
- Design research proposals, policy briefs, posters and podcasts
- Visit court, The Houses of Parliament, The British Museum, The BBC, Guernica 37
- Join debates, role-plays and simulations
- Take a European study trip
You'll quickly gain confidence in thinking critically and analytically – able to understand the world around you and develop creative solutions that could change it for the better.
In your Foundation year, you'll gain a solid grounding in academic skills and principles, as well as an introduction to your chosen subject area.
It will provide a rich and varied experience to ensure you’re prepared for degree-level study in the UK – ready to develop specialist knowledge and confidently make the most of your course.
Some modules will be taken with students heading towards the same or related subject areas, while others will be taken with a blend of students – enabling you to mix with peers who bring a range of different perspectives and experiences to the classroom.
You’ll take two modules related to your subject area and eight shared modules covering key skills like communication, critical thinking, cultural understanding, politics, data, creativity and entrepreneurship.
Once you’ve successfully completed your Foundation year, you’ll directly progress to Year 1 of your chosen degree-level course.
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