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The Politics and Economics of International Relations, 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Course within the Programme - Master of Social Science in International and European Relations
That students should acquire a good knowledge of the historical development of the contemporary world economy as well as international capitalism. They should gain an understanding of the interplay of economics and politics in the modern day world arena and be able to critically analyse the main theories of international capitalism and development.
The course covers the following areas:

• Main theories of international capitalism and development
• Global economic transformation in the late twentieth century.
• The international politics of trade, monetary and financial relations, foreign direct investments, and development aid.
• The role of regional and international institutions and organisations in matters related to international trade, finance, and development.
The subject will be delivered by means of seminars, which allow possibilities for reflection and discussion, and workshops. All tuition is in English.
Mandatory seminars and workshops, and a written essay.

Students who have failed an examination are normally allowed to retake it on two additional occasions, one of which should be arranged shortly after the first examination.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course three times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Previous studies at least up to a level corresponding to three years of study at a Swedish university, i.e. approximately equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree at a British university. In-depth studies for at least one year in a field relevant to the programme, including a final paper corresponding to approximately ten weeks of study. Major subjects relevant to the programme are e.g. political science, economics and law.

Documented knowledge of English equivalent to "Engelska B", or an international proficiency test, e.g. TOEFL, minimum score 550/213.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
The Politics and Economics of International Relations
The Politics and Economics of International Relations
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
EKI - Department of Management and Economics
Registrar No:   Course Code: HIRED4      
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