Summer Schools


International Relations: Making Sense of the World Today (Canterbury)


This is a multidisciplinary course for students with an interest in understanding global issues. The goal of the course is to introduce students to theories of International Relations and to provide them with the conceptual tools to analyse and understand contemporary issues in global politics. Through a combination of theoretical and empirical learning, students experience a variety of topics including Political theory, Conflict and Peace, Globalisation, the United Nations, Terrorism, Human Rights and Migration, while reflecting on historical events and current affairs. With daily lectures and seminars, as well as weekly activities including trips to important historical and governmental locations around Kent and London, students can expect to interact and exchange ideas within the rich historical and multicultural learning environment that the United Kingdom offers.

The course also includes a visit to Canterbury Cathedral, Whitstable, Dover Castle, Leeds Castle and to London.

The Summer School will take place for three weeks from Sunday 07 July to Sunday 28 July 2019. Students arrive on Sunday 07 July for a welcome dinner and accommodation will be arranged for them to stay until Sunday 28 July 2019. Teaching takes place Monday to Friday each week and includes visits to local and London attractions

The International Relations Summer School is part of the University of Kent Summer School programme. It will allow you to make lasting connections with students from around the world, studying a range of subjects but sharing your own enthusiasm. International study will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of another culture, make lifelong friends from a wide variety of backgrounds and benefit from globally-renowned academic excellence.

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Arrival date: Sunday 07 July - Sunday 28 July 2019

Providing School: Multiple Schools

Campus: Canterbury

Credit Transfer Option: 15 Credits (150 hours of study, ECTS 7.5) for transfer purposes

Price: £2600 for three weeks. Includes tuition, accommodation, organised trips to local and London attractions, teaching materials, welcome meal, and full library access.




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Last Updated: 05/02/2019