Grenoble Ecole de Management program

Global Studies: International Relations and World Politics

Discover the threats our world faces, and understand how cultures and organisations can work together to overcome them.

  • Overview 3 courses + 1 assessment
  • Duration 11 weeks
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  • Credential $237 + £134 More info
  • Program Academic credential

Understand key issues in politics and international relations and how we can work to resolve them.

The impact of globalisation has led to an increasingly connected world, where it is crucial to understand the problems and possibilities raised by the interaction of cultures and countries. Whether you’re a professional working in a global network, a student examining foreign affairs or just someone interested in world politics, this program of flexible international relations courses will help you explore issues at a global level.

You’ll get tastes of demography, geography, anthropology, international affairs and foreign policy as we look at risks and threats of today's modern world. Asking the question what is international relations?, you'll learn how organisations and culture can work collaboratively to overcome obstacles.

You’ll even evaluate the credibility of such threats, and learn how to make well-founded guesses about future events the world may face.

Two courses in the program are accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). When you complete all three courses in the program and obtain a Certificate of Achievement for each, you will be eligible to join a final assessment course that leads to the award of 4 ECTS credits.

If you are taking the program courses for credit, 10 hours of study per week is expected for each course.

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Academic credential program

When you complete all courses, upgrade and earn a Certificate of Achievement for each, you will receive a FutureLearn Award as proof of completing the program of study and deeper subject knowledge.

10 weeks recommended learning
1 week assessment course
$237 USD (course costs)
£134 GBP (assessment cost)
3 courses + 1 assessment
4 ECTS credits

What skills will I learn?

  • Improve your knowledge in international studies (including history and theories of international relations and international economics.)
  • Evaluate the probability and emergency attached to each risk and threat, and make educated guesses about our future.
  • Reflect upon demographic, geographic, and anthropological data.
  • Compare the way international institutions and national states address the fragmentation of World politics and policies (with the help of intercultural and organizational studies).
  • Evaluate the balance of power between isolationists and federalists, local communities and cosmopolitans.
  • Interpret tentative accounts of withdrawal from institutions and treaties (Brexit, Trump, Russia or Turkey) as they are sketchily explained in the press and the social media.
  • Explore major concepts in political science and international studies (including history, international sociology, and international economics). Improve your understanding of current international politics.

Courses on this program

3 courses + 1 assessment

How does our pricing work?

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$237 USD - Course Upgrades
£134 GBP - Final Assessment

Can I learn for free?

Programs are made up of short courses, most of which you can join for free.

However, if you want to take the final assessment and unlock the award or accreditation for the program, you must upgrade each individual course or buy Unlimited to gain a Certificate of Achievement for all the courses in the program.

How do course upgrades work?

If you want to spend more time on course material and better demonstrate what you've learned, you may choose to upgrade each course. You can upgrade your courses at any point after you enrol.

When you upgrade a course, you get ongoing access to the course material for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn. This means you can return to the subject whenever you like.

You will also be given access to any course tests, and the ability to qualify for a downloadable and printed Certificate of Achievement to show what you’ve achieved.

How does Unlimited work?

If you have Unlimited, you will get access to all of the short courses in this program, plus hundreds of other short courses and tests for a year.

You have the ability to learn at your own pace throughout the year and gain digital Certificates of Achievement on all your courses.

If you gain a certificate on a course, you will keep access to the course’s content beyond your Unlimited year so you can revise the content whenever you need.

Unlimited costs $279.99 for a year. Find out more about Unlimited.

What is the final assessment?

The final assessment is designed to rigorously test your understanding of the subject. This test is marked by experts and enables you to demonstrate your learning to yourself and to employers.

The assessment is summative and may include a multiple-choice test, or tutor-marked assignment.

Passing the final assessment unlocks the academic or professional recognition associated with completing an entire FutureLearn program, plus a FutureLearn Award.

To be eligible for the final assessment, you must upgrade on each individual course or buy Unlimited and attain a Certificate of Achievement for all of the courses in the program. The final assessment must be purchased separately.

Are these the final prices?

Yes. There are no additional fees. The price you see here includes everything - such as test fees, tuition and any additional accreditation provided by the course.

Grenoble Ecole de Management

For the past 30 years, Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) has established itself in France and abroad as a leading business school through expertise in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Who will you learn with?

Pr. of political science, University of Grenoble Alpes & Institut Universitaire de France (Global & Comparative Politics); visiting scholar, Grenoble Ecole de Management