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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.
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 module aims to provide you with the particular academic skills that they will need in order to succeed in your studies during the International Year One course and your degree at Sussex. This module will also enable you to acquire vital employability skills.
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 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 2019/20 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.