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PI5022: THEORIES AND ISSUES IN POLITICAL SCIENCE AND IR (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This course provides the theoretical/conceptual underpinning for the MRes in Political essential Research.  It examines some of the central theoretical approaches in the study of political science and international relations which will be used to critically approach an analysis of a number of contemporary issues. Issues to be addressed will include, but are not confined to, the debates surrounding: Globalization; the European Union; Nationalism and Human Rights.  Upon completion of the course, students should be able to apply these theoretical approaches to the analysis of issues within their own field of interest.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Stuart Durkin

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PI5019 Theories and Issues in Political Science and International Relations (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course provides the theoretical/conceptual underpinning for the MRes in Political essential Research.  It examines some of the central theoretical approaches in the study of political science and international relations which will be used to critically approach an analysis of a number of contemporary issues. Issues to be addressed will include, but are not confined to, the debates surrounding: Globalization; the European Union; Nationalism and Human Rights.  Upon completion of the course, students should be able to apply these theoretical approaches to the analysis of issues within their own field of interest.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 7 - 17

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

100% Essay

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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