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Conflicts in the Global Order

Course
Bachelor’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-16718
Tuition
Full education cost: 21 250 SEK
First payment: 21 250 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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Summary

The course discusses central concepts, theories, and perspectives to understand the conflicts in the global order. International Relations give you knowledge and tools to understand and analyse an increasingly complex global order and work with various international issues in a range of different areas.

About

The course discusses central concepts, theories, and perspectives to understand the conflicts in the global order. You will learn about the three essential concepts: war, peace and security, and their significance and development within International Relations. You will also learn about different causes and expressions for organized crime, terrorism, and conflicts in the international system, in relation to matters as identity, gender, access to resources, globalization, social and political integration, militarisation, and global power structures. During the course, the occurrence of conflicts and altered conflict patterns during the period after the Cold War is related to International Law and the creation and development of the UN systems, as well as to different attempts to achieve peace and security through non-violent strategies, mediation or international interventions. 

The course
also focuses on global and structural political-economic relations, the growth
of the world economic system and the causes of global inequality. You get an
introduction to the global political economy and the critical political economy
as a perspective and framework to understand our current global order, its
provisions and its historical growth. 

The course has a combination of various educational forms, such as regular lectures, seminars, individual assignments, and group work. 

Do you have any questions? Please contact our Study Counsellors:

https://www.gu.se/en/globalstudies/study-counselling

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

General entrance requirements

Selection

Selection is based upon average grade from upper secondary school (34 %), the number of credits from previous university studies (33 %) and Högskoleprovet - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33 %).

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon average grade from upper secondary school (34 %), the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits (33 %) and Högskoleprovet - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33 %).

After graduation

International Relations give you knowledge and tools to understand and analyse an increasingly complex global order and work with various international issues in a range of different areas. Competence within International Relations is demanded by state institutions, municipal organizations, private sector organizations, interstate organizations such as the EU, and the UN, as well as within civil society.

Facilities

Our lectures and seminars are held in Annedalseminariet in Linnéstaden, close to the public park Slottsskogen.