The Evolution of the International System

This course provides an analysis of the historical development of the international system. The first half of the course examines the emergence of the modern state, the balance of power in the nineteenth century, the 2 World Wars, and the Cold War and post-Cold War periods. The second half will focus on the international politics of the regions of Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

This Short Course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis – so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Tue 03-Oct-17 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code FFIN903S4ACB

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