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Pre-University International Relations (online)

Key information

Subject area:

Public Policy, Politics & Security

Course type:


Credit level:

Not for credit


2 weeks

Available course dates:

To be confirmed

Course overview

Our Pre-University Online Summer School courses help prepare you for University. They offer an in-depth exploration of a subject area at degree level, and improve students’ understanding of university study. Our courses provide insight into the key debates, themes and cutting edge research areas of a subject. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate on group assignments and experience social learning which are central elements of undergraduate study.

What does this course cover?

Are you interested in how different countries work together on an international political level? This course examines specific political challenges and global issues such as conflict, the climate crisis, and inequality, and investigate the role international organisations play in responding to these global issues. King’s as a university is closely connected to governmental bodies and international organisations, and you will benefit from the expertise of staff from the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy, as well as from discussion and debate with other like-minded students from around the world.

What will I achieve?

By the end of the module, you should have:

  • experienced a variety of learning activities typical of a first year undergraduate degree in Politics
  • built on your existing knowledge of core topics covered in a first year undergraduate degree in Politics
  • carried out independent research on a given topic and produced a structured and well supported response to an assignment brief
  • worked collaboratively in diverse groups to produce a presentation


Who is this for?

This course is ideal for anyone interested in international affairs and how global institutions operate. More specifically, this course should be of great benefit to students considering degrees in Politics, International Relations, Government, War Studies, Political History, and any other related area.

The King's College London Pre-University Online Summer School is open to high-achieving students who are about to start or who are enrolled in their final two years of high school, and are typically aged 16 and 17. Students must be aged 16 as of 1 September 2022.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will consist of a written and oral component.

What is the teaching schedule?

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Group activities
  • Assignments
  • Private study

Course status:

Course closed

Full fee £2475

Application fee £60

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