Whether we realise it or not, political issues have a bearing on every aspect of our lives. On this fascinating course, you will enjoy an intellectually stimulating introduction to this discipline and its relevance to contemporary world issues.
This course combines politics and international relations with the study of what it takes to be a successful leader. Through a compelling mixture of debate, written assignments and lectures, you’ll learn all about the contemporary issues that dominate world politics, ranging from human rights infringements to terrorism and nuclear proliferation. You’ll consider the methods of social scientific enquiry, the role of democracy in British politics, and the political systems of other countries. Discussion is enhanced by the numerous different perspectives offered by you and your fellow students, who come to Oxford Royale Academy from all over the world.
You’ll also start to learn about different styles of leadership in politics and business, looking at world leaders and their individual methods. You’ll also consider the skills required for successful leadership, such as effective communication and conflict resolution.
Why take this course?
Designed for gap year students, university undergraduates and recent graduates, our Politics, International Relations and Leadership course will strengthen your knowledge of current affairs and help you get more out of watching the news, whether or not you’re planning to pursue these subjects further. The course will provide an excellent grounding for gap year students, while other students and graduates will find it a thought-provoking academic experience that will develop an informed perspective on world politics and events.
The leadership element of the course has obvious value to your future career, and indeed the course as a whole is an excellent addition to your CV. As well as learning about specific leadership skills in readiness for entering the workplace, you will also develop transferable skills – such as analytical awareness and confidence in public speaking – which can be exercised in any context throughout life.
Eligibility and Pre-requisites
Students on the Politics, International Relations and Leadership programme:
- Must conform to our Age Policy.
- Must be fluent or near-fluent English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our Registrations Team on firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will be able to assist you.
- Must be able to fulfil the basic requirements of the programme, in terms of attendance at lessons, meals and events. Please contact our Registrations Team for more detailed information.
- Should check the pre-requisites of each option they select before enrolling, to ensure they possess the necessary knowledge to benefit from the subject matter discussed in the classes.
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