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The International Year One in International Relations and International Development is your route to a range of International Relations and International Development degrees at the University of Sussex. You will explore subjects such as colonialism, international development, global affairs, international relations and the modern international system.
Along with English language and career skills training, your subject-specific modules will fully prepare you to study your chosen degree.
There are many reasons to study this preparational programme and progress straight to the second year of one of three progressive undergraduate degrees. These include:
If you're interested in studying international relations at university, read more about your degree options and related career opportunities on our dedicated International Relations subject page.
Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures.
You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.
The purpose of this module is to introduce you to one of the foundation pillars of the modern international system. The content will include slavery, imperialism, colonialism, development and under development and post-colonial IR theory. Themes of independence and oppression and its effects on identity will echo throughout the module.
This module aims to introduce you to the key issues facing low income economies in the global south.
This module is designed to complement the other International Relations and International Development modules in International Year One. The aim of the module is to develop skills which students can utilise when reading articles and text books specifically related to IR and ID. The objective of this module is to advance the basic skills of how to engage with a particular text, annotating, summarising, critical review and developing various reading strategies. The skills learnt in this module will provide a strong foundation for Years 2 and 3 of degree studies which involve engaging with a significant number of articles. The module also provides transferrable skills which can be used in any discipline in future studies.
This course can lead to the second year of an undergraduate degree listed below (subject to meeting the grades outlined). The degrees and grades listed are valid for 2020/21 intakes only and are subject to change.
Discover the entry requirements for studying the International Year One in International Relations and International Development.
Need to improve your English? You can study a range of English language courses at the International Study Centre.
Learn more about the tuition fees for your course, as well as any additional costs for studying at Sussex.