Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2115: British Foreign Policy

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor John Heathershaw (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


British foreign policy is in flux as the world and Britain’s place in it changes.  This module is designed to help students understand and interpret the historical and geopolitical contexts of British foreign policy.  It is also practical, combining case studies with simulations of foreign policy debate.  The majority of the teaching sessions will include simulations of hearings of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee. Students will play roles of committee members and evidence givers.  If you would like to debate British foreign policy and reflect on the content and form of these debates this module is for you.  The module is recommended to students of International Relations but is open to all.

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