Do you want to influence the socio-political agenda of your country, or the rest of the world? Do you often wonder just how governments run, and how their decisions affect not only their own country but also on a global level? The Immerse International Relations summer programme provides you with a solid foundation of knowledge to build upon. Academic sessions explore the theoretical frameworks with which to approach global political, economic and social issues past, present and future.read more
Develop an independent perspective on key IR theories and principles
Explore scholarly debate concerning the evolving nature of international relations
Understand the role institutions play in governing international politics
Experience authentic student life in University of Cambridge colleges
Interactive learning in small groups (av: 1:7) from expert university tutors
Meet other motivated high school students from all over the world
This module explores the historical context of the United Nations and the failings of past models. Having analysed the institutional structure of this organisation, you will evaluate the relative significance of other international actors, debating whether globalisation reinforces or undermines the UN system.
By exploring policies such as the ‘Made in China 2025 Strategy’ and the gradual process by which China is integrating international organisations (such as the World Trade Organisation in 2001), you will explore the rising power of China and its consequences for the international order.
Current US Foreign Policy focuses on three areas: military disengagement from the Middle East, the defence of US foreign trade interests and a challenging attitude towards Europe. You will assess these policies in the historical context of Trump’s predecessors to evaluate the possible consequences of his actions.
You will choose one key international actor and analyse their structure and function within the context of the International Relations theory that you have studied over the course of the programme. Then present your research as a written essay and also deliver a presentation to your peers ahead of a class discussion and questions.
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If you are interested in finding out more about what it’s like to study on the International Relations summer course in Cambridge, download our prospectus. What’s inside?
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During the Immerse Education International Relations summer programme you will:
All projects are supported by your expert academic tutors, and can take the form of an essay, presentation or practical project. The project reaches its pinnacle when you present it to your academic peers and tutors at the end of the programme.
It’s an incredible opportunity to develop your independent research skills and specialist subject knowledge.
A tangible and highly valued takeaway from the Immerse academic programmes is the written participant feedback that our expert tutors write for each of their students.
This an incredibly useful insight into your performance during the programme and provides recommendations as to how you can develop your understanding of your chosen subject beyond the summer school.
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Secure your place for summer 2020. The International Relations Summer School is available on the following dates:
Complete the form to receive a copy of the Syllabus Overview, which includes detailed example topics that you will learn during your time in Cambridge. Each topic is carefully selected by our expert tutors to provide a challenging and stimulating academic programme.