Undergraduate Modules

International Relations Theory

This module provides an introduction to international relations theory. The module examines the beginnings of the Discipline and demonstrates how these origins have continued to shape contemporary international relations theory. The module then outlines the key areas of theoretical debate, including Realism, Liberalism, Marxism, Postmodernism, Constructivism, Neorealism, Feminism and Critical Theory.

Second Year Module
Semester One
Module Code POL223


  • 11 one-hour lectures
  • 11 one-hour seminars


  • Two 2000 word essay