International relations and politics - exchange modules

Learn how to critically debate political processes while gaining an in-depth knowledge of the relationships between nations and processes of globalisation and global governance. You’ll be immersed in investigating how the international world works.

Included below is a list of all modules available for exchange students studying International relations and politics at the University of Plymouth. Further information about studying international relations and politics at the University of Plymouth can be found on our undergraduate and postgraduate course pages

First year modules

All modules are 20 credits 

Semester 1: 

  • PIR100 - Discovering world politics - Immersive module
  • IRL100 - Imagining world order
  • PIR101 - Democracy and Democratization

Semester 2:

  • IRL102 - International relations since 1945
  • POL101 - Comparative democracies

Second year modules

All modules are 20 credits 

Semester 1:

  • IRL200 - Understanding global politics
  • PIR200 - International political economy
  • POL204 - Politics of European Integration

Semester 2:

  • IRL201 - International security studies
  • IRL202 - The third world
  • POL201 - Democracy and globalisation: citizens and the modern state

Third year modules

All modules are 20 credits  

Semester 1:

  • PIR304 - US Foreign Policy since 1945
  • PIR311 - Global governance and the United Nations
  • IRL302 - NATO after the Cold War and beyond
  • POL301 - Campaigns, voting, elections and British politics

Semester 2:

  • PIR305 - The politics of the United States
  • PIR306 - Environmental political economy
  • PIR307 - Europe in the World
  • PIR312 - The political and international relations of the middle east

Postgrad Exchange Modules

All modules are 20 credits 

Semester 1:

  • IRL701 - Research and professional skills and methodology
  • IRL702 - Strategy and security studies
  • IRL703 - Critical approaches to global governance

Semester 2:

  • IRL704 - Sub-Saharan Africa in the global political economy
  • IRL705 - International relations in the Middle East: a critical approach
  • IRL706 - International relations in practice
  • IRL707 - Crisis points: America in the Middle East since 1945
  • IRL708 - International trade policy and politics