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  • Six lessons that the Trump presidency can teach us about international relations

    By Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, Dr Filippo Boni

    This podcast looks at some of the key developments of the Trump presidency and what they can tell us about international relations, and how we can use international relations theories to make sense of international issues. 

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jan 2021

  • Six lessons that the Trump presidency can teach us about international relations

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Introductory level Updated 29 Jan 2021
    This podcast looks at some of the key developments of the Trump presidency and what they can tell us about international relations, and how we can use...
  • What the Brexit deal means for the Cornish fishing industry

    By Dr Vicky Johnson

    Brexit and fishing have two big topics over the past few years. Dr Vicky Johnson looks at what happens now that Brexit has finally happened. 

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    Updated on:

    22 Jan 2021

  • What the Brexit deal means for the Cornish fishing industry

    Updated 22 Jan 2021
    Brexit and fishing have two big topics over the past few years. Dr Vicky Johnson looks at what happens now that Brexit has finally happened. 
  • How do you become US President?

    By Dr Richard Heffernan

    Joe Biden will be sworn in as President of the United States today. Fancy running in 2024? Dr Richard Heffernan has some advice on the mechanics of the system.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2021

  • How do you become US President?

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Jan 2021
    Joe Biden will be sworn in as President of the United States today. Fancy running in 2024? Dr Richard Heffernan has some advice on the mechanics of the...
  • Rocky relations: Why an isolated rock in the Atlantic is a sought after and contested place

    By Dr Gerry Mooney

    Rockall is an uninhabitable granite islet situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. It lies within the exclusive economic zone of the United Kingdom and is claimed by the UK as its territory. As Dr Gerry Mooney...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Jan 2021

  • Rocky relations: Why an isolated rock in the Atlantic is a sought after and contested place

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2021
    Rockall is an uninhabitable granite islet situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. It lies within the exclusive economic zone of...
  • In deep, stormy waters: Scotland, the UK and the politics of fishing

    By Dr Gerry Mooney

    Four of the top five UK ports for landed weight are in Scotland. Is there a possibility of an independent Scotland opting to become an EU member re-joining the EUs Common Fisheries Policy?

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    Updated on:

    13 Jan 2021

  • In deep, stormy waters: Scotland, the UK and the politics of fishing

    Updated 13 Jan 2021
    Four of the top five UK ports for landed weight are in Scotland. Is there a possibility of an independent Scotland opting to become an EU member re-joining...
  • Brexit and Scotland’s fishing communities

    By Dr Gerry Mooney

    Dr Gerry Mooney looks at the importance of Scotland's fishing industry and how Brexit is leading to an uncertain future.

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    Updated on:

    13 Jan 2021

  • Brexit and Scotland’s fishing communities

    Updated 13 Jan 2021
    Dr Gerry Mooney looks at the importance of Scotland's fishing industry and how Brexit is leading to an uncertain future.
  • Is America better than this?

    By Dr Sinead McEneaney

    What will happen in America following the attack on the US Capitol building and the inauguration of Joe Biden as President? Sinead McEneaney explores this contentious issue...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Jan 2021

  • Is America better than this?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Jan 2021
    What will happen in America following the attack on the US Capitol building and the inauguration of Joe Biden as President? Sinead McEneaney explores this...
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    Politics, knowledge and social change during the COVID-19 pandemic

    By Dr Giles Mohan

    Coronavirus and social protests have shown increasing inequalities. How are education and capacity building crucial to shaping a fairer society?

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Jan 2021

  • Politics, knowledge and social change during the COVID-19 pandemic

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Jan 2021
    Coronavirus and social protests have shown increasing inequalities. How are education and capacity building crucial to shaping a fairer society?
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    Five things you need to know about US-China Relations

    By Dr Filippo Boni

    What are the main areas of competition and cooperation between the USA and China? This article explores...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Dec 2020

  • Five things you need to know about US-China Relations

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 14 Dec 2020
    What are the main areas of competition and cooperation between the USA and China? This article explores...
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    Trump’s international relationships in Tweets

    By Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody

    What were some of Trump’s most controversial Tweets regarding international relations? What do these show about the US relationship with key global players over the course of his presidency?

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Dec 2020

  • Trump’s international relationships in Tweets

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 14 Dec 2020
    What were some of Trump’s most controversial Tweets regarding international relations? What do these show about the US relationship with key global...

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    BA (Honours) Social Sciences (Politics)

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    BA (Honours) History and Politics

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    Politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) are central to understanding how modern...

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    Our world is divided into different societies, yet it is increasingly...

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences
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    Does material consumption make us happier? Is parenting a social as well as an...

    BA (Honours) Social Sciences

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    What causes riots? Is commercialisation eroding childhood? Does poverty lead to...

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    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

    BA (Honours) History and Politics

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    This wide-ranging course will develop and deepen your knowledge of different...

    BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 12 Apr 2021
    Politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) are central to understanding how modern...

    BA (Honours) International Studies

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    BA (Honours) International Studies
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 12 Apr 2021
    Our world is divided into different societies, yet it is increasingly...

    Diploma of Higher Education in History and Politics

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    Updated 12 Apr 2021
    This wide-ranging course will develop your knowledge of history while providing a...

    Modern political ideas

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 12 Apr 2021
    In this module you'll be investigating what political ideas are, how they are...

    Revolutions

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    Introductory level Updated 12 Apr 2021
    What makes a revolution? Why does the world suddenly change, and what are the...

    Understanding politics: ideas and institutions in the modern world

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    Understanding politics: ideas and institutions in the modern world
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 12 Apr 2021
    What is politics? Who is engaged in politics locally, nationally and...