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BA Peace Studies and International Relations Part II Modules

Please note that the availability of modules varies from year to year. For currently available modules, please check the 2015-2016 Part II handbook.

2nd year core options

Students are required to take 240 credits in Part II.  Usually this will be divided evenly across years two and three.


In the second year all students must take PPR.225: Introduction to Peace Studies.  The remaining three modules must be chosen from the International Relations core list in the Part II Courses booklet.

Students must take PPR.225 Introduction to Peace Studies

  • PPR.221: International Relations and Security
  • PPR.222: Politics of Development
  • PPR.223: The United Kingdom: State, Politics and Policy
  • PPR.224: Politics of the European Union
  • PPR.225: Introduction to Peace Studies
  • PPR.226: Comparative Politics of the Asia Pacific and the Middle East
  • PPR.227: Foreign Policy of Contending Powers
  • PPR.239: Indian Politics, Society and Religion

3rd year core options


In the third year there is the option (but not requirement) to take a dissertation unit – 30 credits.


In the third year students must take at least four options from the IR core list.  A dissertation unit may be taken and will count as two of the options (30 credits).  The balance must be made of options from the Politics and International Relations core lists.

The remaining options must be chosen from the IR core list.

For more details of specific course requirements please see the 2015-2016 Part II handbook.

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