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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.

Read an introduction to the programme

Courses and assessment

To get an award you will need to upgrade all courses on this program, then qualify for a Certificate of Achievement on each course. To qualify you need to do at least 90% of each course and score an average of 70% or above on any tests.

Once you have qualified for a Certificate of Achievement on every course you will be able to take a final assessment course. Pass the final assessment course to earn 4 ECTS credits.

This program will require 10 weeks of learning, plus 1 week of assessment. The total cost for the courses is $237. You will also need to pay £134.00 GBP to take the assessment.

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?

Yves Schemeil

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

Learning outcomes

  • 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.
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