Three pictures joined together: Two girls studying in the Library (left), young people protesting (centre), Talbot Hall at LMH (right)

About this course

While the world has been moving increasingly towards greater inter-connectivity through trade, infrastructure, communications, and migration, criticism of ‘globalisation’ has been growing ever louder. This wide-ranging course explores the process of globalisation, its macroeconomic implications, and the role of international organisations such as the United Nations. You will examine some of the responses to globalisation, from populist political movements like Brexit and Trumpism to diverse transnational social movements such as Black Lives Matter and the Arab Spring of 2011. In so doing, the programme will engage with ethical and theoretical constructs to help us to understand better the thinking behind the differing dynamics we are examining. This course is perfect for students seeking to understand some of the most significant political phenomena of our time.

Learning outcomes

After studying this course you will:

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the economic processes and impacts of globalisation.
  • Develop understanding of populist political movements around the world, and develop country-specific knowledge of select populist parties or movements.
  • Be able to critically assess contemporary philosophical and political engagements with the concept of personal identity.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course would suit Social Sciences and Humanities students, especially those with a background in Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development Studies, Human Geography, or International Relations.

Dates and availability

Available as a Residential or Online course on the following dates:

26th June 2023 to 14th July 2023

7th August 2023 to 25th August 2023

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