Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Arts

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Relations
(B.A. (Hons)(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2019)

YEAR ONE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 2 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Recommended Optionals

EST1042 European Integration Theories, Paradigms and Key Documents 6 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

IRL1025 Introduction to Economics 4 ECTS
IRL1193 Introduction to Modern Europe 4 ECTS
PHI1014 Political Philosophy 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

HST1126 The Mediterranean in Modern Times 2 ECTS
IRL1091 Soft Power in International Relations: An Introduction to the Role of Media and Culture 4 ECTS
LIN1063 Academic Reading and Writing in English 2 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

IRL1088 Introduction to Foreign Policy 4 ECTS (NC)
IRL1089 Theories of International Relations 4 ECTS (NC)
PBL1013 Introduction to the Legal System 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

IRL2066 Religion and Secularism in International Relations 4 ECTS

Recommended Optional Units

ARB1014 Proficiency in Arabic 1: Breakthrough 5 ECTS
ARB1015 Proficiency in Arabic 2: Breakthrough 5 ECTS
FRE1501 Français pour grands débutants niveau A1.2 5 ECTS
GRM1032 German for Beginners Level A1.2 5 ECTS
HST1014 Western Europe in Modern and Contemporary Times: Cultural and Political Development 4 ECTS
SLA1031 Spanish Language Ab Initio 2 5 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2:
26 ECTS credits in International Relations
26 ECTS credits in the other area
8 ECTS credits in optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 18 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

IRL3096 Contemporary European Studies 8 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

IRL2088 Further Studies in Diplomacy 8 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

INL2000 Basic Principles of International Law 4 ECTS
IRL2082 Research Methods 6 ECTS (NC)
IRL2093 Comparative Politics 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

INL3011 European Court of Human Rights 4 ECTS
IRL2011 Foreign Policy of USA 4 ECTS
IRL2012 Foreign Policy of Russia 4 ECTS
IRL2061 Asia-Pacific in the World: An Introduction 4 ECTS
IRL2074 The Muslim-Arab World in Contemporary Times 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

IRL2092 Political Movements and Parties 4 ECTS (NC)
IRL3041 Contemporary Warfare 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

HST2005 Contemporary Mediterranean History 6 ECTS
IRL2059 Understanding Humanitarian Action 4 ECTS
IRL2066 Religion and Secularism in International Relations 4 ECTS
IRL3006 Politics and Government in the Persian Gulf 4 ECTS
IRL3065 The Media and International Relations 4 ECTS
MDT3001 Israeli-Palestinian Relations: Pasts, Urgencies, Prospects 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 3:
46 ECTS credits in International Relations
10 ECTS credits from the subsidiary area
4 ECTS credits optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 credits

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 10 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

IRL2090 International Relations since 1919 6 ECTS
IRL3000 International Relations Honours Dissertation 12 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

IRL2099 Conflict Resolution and International Relations 4 ECTS
IRL3049 Applying International Relations: Skills and Practices 2 ECTS
IRL3189 International Political Economy 1 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

IRL2001 Global Politics of Indignation 4 ECTS
IRL2018 Globalisation, Security and International Terrorism 4 ECTS
IRL2050 Contemporary Security Issues in Asia 4 ECTS
IRL2075 Environmental Issues in International Relations 4 ECTS
IRL2083 Small Jurisdictions and International Relations 2 ECTS
IRL2098 Malta in International Relations 4 ECTS
IRL3005 Politics and Govenment in North Africa 4 ECTS
IRL3095 Diplomacy and Diplomatic Practice 4 ECTS
IRL3145 Foreign Policy of European States 6 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

IRL2010 International Economics 4 ECTS
IRL3050 International Institutions 4 ECTS (NC)
IRL3055 Synoptic Study-Unit 1: International Relations 6 ECTS (NC)
IRL3056 Synoptic Study-Unit 2: International Relations 6 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

IRL2020 Nationalism in International Politics 4 ECTS
IRL2036 Intercultural Politics in the Mediterranean 4 ECTS
IRL2059 Understanding Humanitarian Action 4 ECTS
IRL2060 Contemporary China 4 ECTS
IRL2066 Religion and Secularism in International Relations 4 ECTS
IRL3007 War and Peace in the Middle East 4 ECTS
IRL3098 International Financial Institutions 4 ECTS
MDT3001 Israeli-Palestinian Relations: Pasts, Urgencies, Prospects 4 ECTS




Requirement for successful completion of Year 3: 60 ECTS credits

Requirement for award of B.A. (Hons) in International Relations: 180 ECTS credits, of which:
132 ECTS credits in International Relations
36 ECTS credits in the subsidiary area
12 ECTS credits optional study-units

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) under the auspices of the Faculty of Arts.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 7 October 2019
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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