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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: 101 - 125 / 167 レビュー

by Sarah H


Informative and easy to follow! No issues with information overload.

by Krittapas B


A​ very good introduction to the field of International Relations.

by Kevin M M


A great course and well worth the effort that you put into it!

by Shiza S


Learned a lot about international relations and how it works.

by Anwesha S


Well the structured, very informational and great instructor

by Antonio V


Complete, intriguing and very well done. Kudos to the profs

by Brian E M G


Very good course, simple explanations and to the point.

by Bhupesh M


Thank you Coursera and Profs for this amazing course.

by Arundhati N


It was a very interesting and informative platform.

by Ore S


G​reat introduction into International Relations!

by Muhammad I R


Indeed a prestigious opportunity of Learning.

by Filip A


Excellent course with excellent professors!

by Val N


The best course on International Relations

by Dawood N


thorough knowledge given in this course

by Yesmukhanova A


Thank you for this excellent course!

by Akinade S


detailed course and well explained

by Parthiv D


Delightful to complete the course

by Ali S A A


Thank you for this great course.

by Alice Z


Clear. Structured. Unbiased.



The lectures are EXCELLENT!

by Mr A J


The course was very helpful

by Tulegenova A


Thank you for the course!!!

by Yaren ı


it is so incredible course



It is very interesting.

by Raktim B


a​bsolutely fantastic