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  • Both qualifications allow students to apply for undergraduate degree courses.
  • Students who have the Secondary Education Certificate plus one year of a Bachelors degree from a recognised university with a minimum GPA or 65% may also be considered.
  • International law—especially the law of war—had a long history in international relations and was viewed as the source of fundamental normative standards of international conduct.
  • Applicants who hold the South African National Senior Certificate (or pre-2008 the Senior Certificate with matriculation) will be considered for entry onto our undergraduate degree programmes.
  • This experience provides you with a unique opportunity to participate in a role-play exercise of decision-making at NATO, working with delegates from universities and institutions across the globe.

This module covers some of the essential skills and knowledge which will help you to study independently and produce work of a high academic standard which is vital for success at York. With international experts you’ll explore the political significance of global issues, and just how close to home their effects resonate. We’ll develop your career skills at every stage of the course, and certain modules will provide teaching in reasoning and communication. The human sciences are evolving fast to incorporate new forms of data and powerful new analysis tools.

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You’ll learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and one-to-ones. We offer a personal approach to learning with much of our teaching conducted in small groups . Your personal supervisor provides support and guidance throughout your studies, offering weekly feedback and guidance hours. Understand the origins, evolution and contemporary dynamics of international relations. The dissertation is a chance for you to study a topic of your choice in depth.

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The concept arose from bipolarity during the Cold War, with the international system dominated by the conflict between two superpowers, and has been applied retrospectively by theorists. However, the term bipolar was notably used by Stalin who said he saw the international system as a bipolar one with two opposing powerbases and ideologies. Consequently, the international system prior to 1945 can be described as multipolar, with power being shared among Great powers. The constructivist framework rests on the fundamental assumption that the international system is built on social constructs; such as ideas, norms, and identities. Various political actors, such as state leaders, policy makers, and the leaders of international organisations, are socialised into different roles and systems of norms, which define how the international system operates. The constructivist scholar Alexander Wendt, in a 1992 article in International Organization, noted in response to realism that “anarchy is what states make of it”.

Liberal approaches to the study of international relations, also referred to as theories of complex interdependence, claim that the consequences of military power outweigh the benefits and that international cooperation is in the interest of every state. It also claims that exercising economic power over military power has proven more effective. Many of the legal institutions follow the same organizational structure as the UN.

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We’ll aim to process your application within two to six weeks, but this will depend on when it is submitted. Applications submitted in January, particularly near to the UCAS equal consideration deadline, might take substantially longer to be processed due to the high volume received at that time. If you’re a UK or EU student and your household income is under £25,000 a year, you may be able to get a University of Southampton bursary to help with your living costs. We have a vibrant entrepreneurship culture and our dedicated start-up supporter, Futureworlds, is open to every student. You’ll be supported by a personal academic tutor and have access to a senior tutor. The researching and writing of an 8,000-word dissertation provides you with the opportunity to integrate and hone a variety of skills acquired and extended during your studies, and to significantly deepen your knowledge of a topic of your choice.

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A new version of “idealism” that focused on human rights as the basis of the legitimacy of international law was advanced by Hans Köchler. Holders of the Thanawiyah are not normally eligible for direct entry onto our undergraduate courses without the completion of a suitable foundation programme, such as one of our foundation pathways. Holders of the Qatar High School Certificate, or the Thanawiyan Mustaqala are not usually eligible for direct entry onto our undergraduate courses without the completion of a suitable foundation programme, such as one of our foundation pathways.