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International relations: continuity and change in global politics

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  • Points: 60
  • Code: DD313
  • Level: 3

Student reviews

DD313 is a highly insightful module providing a broad yet deep insight into modern international relations. It is very well structured and supported with real world examples, audio and video material. The course concepts and theories are applicable to a wide range of strategic situations. Congratulations to the Module Team with its design and delivery. I strongly recommend this module.

Youri Korsak-Koulagenko

Course starting: October 2015

Review posted: June 2017

A really enjoyable module, teaches the basic facts about the International System and brings everything to life within modern day society. This course reveals what living in the real world is all about, shows the distrust between nations such as China and the USA and the danger that powerful nations do pose on global security. It highlights the distrust between powerful nations and shows the delicate balance as to keeping the relations intact.

Really interesting module and would recommend it to any perspective student. This is a new module and builds the student in a way as giving the opportunity for hands on involvement in way of report writing and pier exchange for critical analysis. Excellent module - go for it!
Terry Llewellyn

Terry Llewellyn

Course starting: October 2014

Review posted: November 2015

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Module satisfaction survey

The figures below are taken from a survey of students who sat the exam/completed the end-of-module assessment for the October 2016 presentation of DD313. The survey was carried out in 2017.

120 students (a response rate of 27.8%) responded to the survey covering what they thought of 10 aspects of the module.

Please note that if the percentage of students who responded to this module survey is below 30% and/or the number of responses is below 23 it means that only a small proportion of students provided feedback and their views as shown here may not be fully representative of all students who studied the module.

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% Count
Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of this module 92.5 111
Overall, I am satisfied with my study experience 85.8 103
The module provided good value for money 75.6 90
I was satisfied with the support provided by my tutor/study adviser on this module 78.8 93
Overall, I was satisfied with the teaching materials provided on this module 90 108
The learning outcomes of the module were clearly stated 93.3 112
I would recommend this module to other students 86.6 103
The module met my expectations 84 100
I enjoyed studying this module 85.7 102
Overall, I was able to keep up with the workload on this module 77.3 92
Faculty comment: "The module team is extremely pleased with the exceptionally good evaluation from respondents for this module in its third presentation - 92.5% satisfaction with overall quality and scores in the 90s for module materials and learning outcomes. 86.6% said they would recommend the module to other students. The module textbooks, 'Theory bites' videos and tutorial support were selected for praise. The module team is continuing to revise and update what many respondents say is a demanding but rewarding module. Successful completion of the module remains very good, with the external examiner praising the 'exceptional' quality of student work on the module."
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