Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Post-colonial Politics (Research Training)

This course is designed to facilitate a critical awareness of the theory and practice of postcolonial studies in the contemporary world. Key concepts considered include hybridity, power and resistance. In this context students explore the assumptions, theories and practices that have defined traditional studies of relations between developed and underdeveloped states, and the alternative conceptualisation provided by a postcolonial perspective on international relations.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (minimum 2.2 with minimum 56.5 per cent) or equivalent (e.g. for US students, a grade point average of 2.93); others considered individually normally through interview; plus evidence of suitability to study the course; references may be required; IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 93 (internet based).

Course modules

Core modules: postcolonial politics 1 (power, colonialism and identity); postcolonial politics 2 (development, democracy, resistance). Optional module: theory and practice of international political community; security and defence policy in the European Union; international legitimacy since 1648; the Vietnam syndrome; American foreign policy.

Assessment methods

Assessment will be through a combination of examinations, project work, short reports, essays and dissertation. It may, depending on the modules chosen, include seminar presentations, review essays and literature searches.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of International Politics
Telephone number: 
01970 622625