Edinburgh Summer School 2024

Debating International Relations

This course will examine key issues and debates in the study of world affairs and global politics.

Why do countries go to war? How likely is meaningful global action to halt climate change? In what ways does colonialism continue to shape international politics?

This course considers different answers to these and many other vital questions about global affairs by exploring a range of contemporary and historical cases through diverse scholarly perspectives. 


Key information


Subject Social and Political Science
Course teacher Dr Andrew Drever
Credit level SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
Credits 10 SCQF (Read more about credit study)

Our credit-bearing courses are only available to applicants aged 18 years or over. Applicants should have at least 1 year of undergraduate study experience.

Language requirements

Applicants should meet the minimum English language requirements in order to fully benefit from, and engage with, Summer School courses. Your English language ability must be equivalent to, or above, 6.5 IELTS overall with 5.5 in each component.

Device requirements Course materials will be delivered via the University of Edinburgh's Virtual Learning Environment. To access these materials, you will require a suitable device, such as a laptop or tablet. 
Teaching location Holyrood Campus
Dates 01 July - 12July 2024
Length 2 weeks
Contact hours 30
Course fee £1995
Application deadline 20 May 2024 (17:00 - BST)






Debating International Relations

Subject area: Social Sciences