Global Politics is an exciting, dynamic subject that draws on a variety of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. The study of global politics enables students to critically engage with different and new perspectives and approaches to politics in order to comprehend the challenges of the changing world and become aware of their role in it as active global citizens.
This course consists of four core units: Power, Sovereignty & International Relations, Human Rights, Development, and Peace & Conflict. The course aims to give students:
- Understanding of key political concepts and contemporary political issues in a range of contexts.
- Understanding of the local, national, international and global dimensions of political activity.
- Understanding, appreciation and critically engagement with a variety of perspectives and approaches in global politics.
- Appreciation of the complex and interconnected nature of many political issues, and to develop the capacity to interpret competing and contestable claims regarding those issues.
Power, Sovereignty and International Relations
- Power, sovereignty, legitimacy and interdependence
- Human rights, justice, liberty and equality
- Development, globalization, inequality and sustainability
Peace and Conflict
- Peace, conflict, violence and non-violence
Minimum of five 9-5 grades in GCSE examinations including English and Maths, and a grade 6 in a Humanities subject.