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The course is for: • Those who are interested in international relations • For students in International Relations, Political science, Regional studies • Those who work in the international organizations • Those who like to study online and gain knowledge from another field of science. • For international journalists The problem of war and peace has been of interest to humanity since ancient times, when the first states began to pursue their foreign policy and build relations with neighboring states. In the 21st century, the use of military force and the violation of peace is still an important problem in the system of international relations. As part of this distance course, students will study the history of the formation of the modern system of international relations and will be able to explain the features of various theories interpreting the foreign policy of the state. The online course will be useful and interesting not only for students studying political science, but also for everyone who is interested in the foreign policy of the countries of the world and the system of international relations. The remote learning format allows you to join the course from anywhere in the world. The course "Understanding International Relations Theory" of the Higher School of Economics provides you with useful knowledge of international relations. Having a PC or a laptop connected to the Internet, you can join the course of our university from any country. The first question to which students will find the answer will be "What is IR science"? The main goal of this online course is to understand the origins and features of the modern international relations system and be able to analyze the foreign policy of states through the prism of the theory of international relations. After completing the course, students will be able to analyze the special features of different theories of international relations, ranging from realism, liberalism and Marxism to Constructivism, Postmodernism, Feminism etc. Moreover, students will find an answer to one of the key questions in IR science: who is actor of international politics? Passing the tests and writing essays will allow students to consolidate their knowledge in the field of international relations. The course consists of short video lectures from 3 to 17 minutes, in which invaluable questions are included. Test of 8 questions will take place every week except the last week. In the first, fourth and seventh weeks, along with tests students also submit an essay (the essay must be at least 200-300 words long). In the end of the online course there is a final exam in the form of essay. The final essay must be at least 400 words long. The course allows you to interpret important international events and foreign policy of states through the prism of different theories of international relations. By the end of online course students will get the knowledge of: • The history of the formation of IR science. • Theories of international relations and their features. • Actors of international relations and their features. • Analysis of Russian foreign policy through the prism of realism. • Critical analysis of the foreign policy of states through the prism of theories of international relations. • Types of power in international relations and their features...



Easily this is one of the most productive courses I have taken. If one is seriously aiming to gain in-depth knowledge of the International relations holistically, this is the best course to go to.


The course provides understanding about basic concepts of IR Theory, with quizzes and assignments and useful readings. The professors are enthusiastic and able to explain the concepts in details.


Understanding International Relations Theory: 76 - 100 / 167 レビュー

by Danial S


It was an excellent course full of well structured materials presented in a very professional way!!! I liked it very much!!!

by Jayesh G


Very good course about theories of IR. Also, this is the first time I learned something more about Russian Foreign Policy .

by meldauysal


As a person who isn't specialized in international relations or politics, I have learned a lot thanks to this course.

by Muskan R K


This course really helped me creating better understanding International Relation theories. Hence highly recommended.

by Lina J


This course has certainly helped me understand why the world is how it is. Very rich in content, very well paced.

by Ibraheem R


have learnt a lot of things in this course related to the subject. The teacher and the class were very helpful.

by rostand b


Teachers are very goog in explanations. If we can have some books to read directly here, better will it be

by chiaki


Very interesting course. I learned a lot about international relations theory, a wide eye-opener course.



teaching procress was so good which helps student to get interest and concentration towards the course.

by P S


Fantastic course. we can learn all the basic concepts to advanced concepts in International relations.

by Paul B


This course was very enlightening, concise and had just the right level of difficulty for its purpose

by Muhammad A B


Excellent course. This course should be studied by everyone to understand better how the world works.

by Šimon P


Very good course, I have learned a lot. Substitles are very helpful and you can choose from various

by Dr. L


This could not have been a better IR course! I will hope to keep working with these instructors.

by Damjan S


Great opportunity to have a quick overview of the IR in a very interesting and motivational way.

by Akshata L


Each and every concept was explained very properly and in simple terms with great examples.

by Kozhamseitova A S


I have learned from this course very useful main information about international theories.

by Anas J


Good Course, it will strengthen your understanding of International Relations Theory.

by Edirimuni U L S


This course is very useful to anyone who is interested in International Relations..



This course is an eye opener into the world of International Relations. Thumps up

by katherine I T T


I think this is a very useful Cours to know better about politics and our world.

by regina m


amazing lecturer, i could easily understand, and the lesson was interesting too

by Tefera K


Great course, I'm appreciate the teachers they a perfect,I love very much

by Luis G


Great course to understand the philosophy of international relations!

by keats k d


A highly educative course. Dmitry Suslov is an outstanding teacher.