Postgraduate Course: Political Theory and International Affairs (PGSP11111)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||It will equip students to apply the concepts and methods of political theory in the critical analysis of normative issues in international relations.
Indicative topics include: the concept of a human right; global distributive justice; norms regulating international governance; environmental ethics across borders; national self-determination and secession; immigration, alienage and citizenship; history of international political thought.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
||Other requirements|| Students are expected to have familiarity with political theory/political philosophy, normally demonstrated by passes in a minimum of two political theory or political philosophy courses at undergraduate level, with grades equivalent to UoE 60+.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Students are expected to have familiarity with political theory/political philosophy, normally demonstrated by passes in a minimum of two political theory or political philosophy courses at undergraduate level, with grades equivalent to UoE 60+.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||- State of Art Debate Briefing 1500 words 30%
- Essay 2500 words 70%
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify the normative issues arising in the sphere of global social, economic, political and security relations
- Apply the concepts and methods of political theory in the critical analysis of normative issues in international relations.
- Evaluate policy in international affairs from the standpoint of normative principle.
- Assess critically how existing international institutions meet, or fail to, determinate normative standards.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Tim Hayward
Tel: (0131 6)50 4238
|Course secretary||Mrs Gillian MacDonald
Tel: (0131 6)51 3244