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University of Edinburgh Winter School 2020

University of Edinburgh Winter School 2020

Country: UK
City: Edinburgh
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Applicants are welcome to apply for the University of Edinburgh Winter School 2020. Studying at the University of Edinburgh Winter School is the perfect way to broaden your academic and cultural horizons at one of the Top 20 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020).

Moreover, The four-week Debating International Relations course provides at least 72 hours of core academic teaching. Along with,  development sessions to make the most of your international experience. In addition to your academic course, your Winter School experience will include a full induction, a graduation event for your course, and a fun Social Programme.

Course Description

Debating International Relations will introduce you to the major principles, concepts, actors, and also theories of the international system. Further, Using examples from the world today, you will learn how to apply this theory to current debates, issues, and conflicts to gain an objective and informed view.

The course is divided into two parts. In the first part, you will examine a number of theoretical approaches drawn from different intellectual traditions. Further,  in the discipline, including classical and contemporary realism, liberalism, and radical approaches to international relations, as well as contemporary debates on power and globalization.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the main theories in International Relations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key structures also agents that constitute International Relations and global politics
  • Further, Critically assess debates and contemporary issues in International Relations theory and world affairs
  • Apply the theoretical knowledge gained in analyses of concrete processes and changes in contemporary International Relations


  • Written answer on a previously chosen question (500 words) and short presentation (Formative – 0%)
  • Submission of an essay plan (Formative – 0%)
  • 2500 word essay (100%)


  • This course will appeal to any student interested in politics, international relations, and international legal and political systems, especially those who are planning a career or academic research in these fields.


Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Deadline31 October,2019
Open toAll
OrganizerUniversity of Edinburgh



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