An interdisciplinary first year introduces you to the study of a wide range of ideas, approaches and concepts that will underpin and inform your work. Throughout, you’ll develop the skills and insight you'll need to apply your learning to solving problems, working with others, finding your own voice and honing your skills of political analysis. You’ll follow a broad curriculum that allows you to ask questions, challenge your own assumptions, interrogate evidence, integrate data and contextualise diverse opinions.
During year two you’ll focus on theories and practices of international conflict, security and development. You’ll explore the nature of contemporary violence and critically analyse why conflicts begin, persist and often recur. You’ll also study mechanisms of soft power and diplomacy, and the relationships between art, culture and activism. You’ll apply your knowledge and understanding to a defined problem or case study of your choosing.
Alongside a range of optional modules, you'll bring together your theoretical and practical knowledge to devise, plan and implement your final project. This might be an extended piece of academic writing, but it might also be a pitch to a local employer, a community project or the creation of digital resources.