This new International Relations degree for September 2018 entry examines the dynamics of international interaction between states, international organisations and non-state actors, with a particular emphasis on understanding regions in crisis such as the Middle East, the Korean peninsula, and the Horn of Africa. You’ll address major contemporary questions such as: - Are national states losing control of international affairs? - Could intervention in Syria work? - Where did ISIS come from and where are they going? - Are we heading for a new Cold War with Russia? You will study the theoretical foundations and recent developments in the discipline of International Relations, and become familiar with the models and tools used by international conflict analysts to understand crisis situations and formulate policy responses. You will have opportunities to learn beyond the classroom through political simulation exercises, field trips and specialist workshops, creating new bridges between academic and practical dimensions of the field.