University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

United States Foreign Policy (Taught)

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Course summary

As a leading global power, the foreign policy of the United States has a significant impact upon international affairs. Warwick's MA focuses on both the domestic and global contexts of national security as well as wider aspects of US foreign policy such as diplomacy, counterterrorism, and climate policy. Course overview The significance of United States foreign policy has grown in the 20 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the subsequent 'war on terror' in ways that have been reflected in the development of the academic literature and in the increased level of interest in the subject area. This programme focuses on US foreign policy in the context of national security as well as wider aspects of the country’s foreign policy and its impact in the areas of the economy, international relations, and particularly security. Emphasis is given to critical debates over whether US power is declining and how well equipped the US is to deal effectively with the challenges of contemporary international affairs.

Course details

Modules

Core modules

  • United States Foreign Policy and National Security
Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • Transitional Justice and International Development
  • The Nuclear Question
  • The CIA and Covert Action
The optional module lists are updated regularly. You will have the freedom to select 2-4 modules from our extensive range of optional modules, up to a total of 120 CATS of taught modules.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include research essays and other (written) assignments throughout the year, culminating in a 10,000 word dissertation at the end.


Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. Visit our PAIS web pages for department-specific advice on applying to ensure your application has the best chance for success. Postgraduate FAQs (PAIS specific) Postgraduate FAQs (General) **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band B - IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.


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