War in International Order

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    War in International Order

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Intelligence Studies, International Affairs

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Module description: War is one of the most challenging events that a society can encounter. War can challenge a society's identity, culture, and even survival, it is accompanied by violence and suffering. If wars had long been exceptional occurrences that were clearly delimited in time (times of war) and space (the battlefield), contemporary wars are increasingly becoming more extensive and more ordinary. This module aims to introduce students to the most important challenges that war poses for international order. It draws on ideas from international relations, sociology, political theory and philosophy to equip students with the necessary theoretical frameworks and conceptual toolboxes to understand wars in the international order.
    The module is structured in four sections that introduce students to the relations between war and creating order, managing order, challenging order as well as transformations in international order and debates about new orders/old orders. Each of the four sections end with a one in-depth case study in which students can apply the approaches discussed in the previous weeks. This will enhance students' analytical skills, both in terms of developing and presenting their own arguments, developing their capacity to engage in informed discussion and argument about complex political questions.

    Credit level: 5

    Credit value: 30

    Assessment: written examination/s; coursework;

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.