The International Studies (Environment) course is one of a suite of International Studies programmes at Oxford Brookes University. These are interesting times for international studies: issues such as globalisation, environmental degradation, poverty and deprivation, international conflict, the rise of religious fundamentalism and the future of democracy - among many others - challenge us to understand the trends taking place in modern society. International Studies is quintessentially concerned with these issues. The course will not only enable you to evaluate and explain contemporary issues in international studies, but will also allow you to gain insight into the nature, development and history of contemporary theoretical perspectives. The course also aims to provide a sound grounding in research methods in the social sciences.
Who is this course for?
It will appeal to students who have a broad interest in international affairs, and to those whose future work is likely to involve the public sphere in an international and global context. It is relevant to careers in media and general management, as well as in the Civil Service, intergovernmental organisations and non-governmental organisations. It will also appeal to those wanting to go on to do a research degree.
Oxford attracts high calibre researchers and academics from all over the world as well as those closer to home, and you will benefit by being part of a thriving and supportive community of research scholars. You will have the opportunity to regularly attend seminars and lectures given by visiting speakers who are recognised world experts in the field of international studies.
In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), the panel judged 75% of research activity in Politics and International Studies to be of international quality and Politics received 22 out of 24 in the last Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) review. The course is taught by active researchers drawn from the Department of Social Sciences.
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