This Paper allows you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of:
patterns of conflict and cooperation, order and disorder in the international system and contending ideas about the potential for and sources of those, including questions relating to political change, economic development, inequality, international cooperation and governance, and security
historical development of the state system and the international economy and debates in politics and international relations, and economics around their growth, change and transformation
key theories and approaches within international relations and contending ideas about the character of, and continuities and change within, the international system.
The EMA also allows you to demonstrate your ability to:
define and use key concepts, abstract models and theories from international relations, as well as politics and economics, to study the international system and the processes within it
analyse complex issues in international relations and critically evaluate different kinds of evidence from a variety of sources to develop detailed, reasoned arguments
carry out a piece of independent research using concepts, models, theories and evidence to address a question or problem about continuity and change in the international system, including definition of the scope of the question to be addressed and choice of appropriate empirical cases
confidently select, summarise and synthesise complex information from a range of materials and sources and interpret, read and record/take notes appropriately
communicate effectively through essays, report-writing and an independent project by expressing and presenting complex ideas succinctly and clearly in written form, in a coherent and organised manner, and developing a logical, substantiated and sustained argument, with sources referenced appropriately
independently search for, access, critically evaluate and prepare information from a range of sources, including using a range of ICT applications and tools
make informed, reasoned choices and judgements applicable to a wide range of situations based on an understanding of the political, economic and cultural issues addressed by international relations.