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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: 126 - 150 / 167 レビュー



Very helpful course

by Maria J T R


Very interesting.

by Shafiq H


I learnt alots.

by Marzia R N


Very enriched

by Ronald A M M



by 呂嘉穎


good class

by Manuel C



by Ali M H


very good

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by George B


There are many typos in the English version of the course - on slides, in quiz questions and in subs.

It would be great if actual links were provided to the recommended readings, not just the article names shown on the slides.

Otherwise, the topic and material are quite interesting, especially the last lecture week (particularly for Russian learners).

by Joel M


The course goes in depth and I found it to be very interesting and added to my existing knowledge of the subject. One problem was that there were a surprising number of errors in the quizzes. After repeated flagging and discussion of the errors on the forums, these were finally corrected but the errors had been there for over a year.

by Adrian E


The lectures and the professors are excellent. The material is very clear, insightful and flows coherently. My only negatives would be the testing - both the in-video questions and the module quizzes are prone to errors, the latter meaning that it took me more than one attempt sometimes to do a quiz (even though it shouldn't have).

by Manavendra P


Some times the transcript is confusing primarily because of the language. For example, Brexit is written as Braggs it or cooperation as corporation.

Please edit the transcripts before uploading.

by Nick T


Key concepts are iterated too many times but it helped me retain them, The epistemological order is a little convoluted but still an excellent course for anyone who wants to comprehend more.

by Sunmonu I J


The course is a loaded one. Purely theoretical. I however had difficulties grasping some of the explanations due to the accent of the facilitators I guess. I made do with the transcript.



J'aimerai remercier toute l'equipe pour leur apport pour la reussite de ce certificat qui me permet d'avoir plus d'altitude dans le domaine diplomatique à travers cette formation.

by Ksenia D


Очень хорошая структура, интересный и информативный курс, но, к сожалению, предоставляемый уровень английского не позволяет поставить наивысший балл за курс

by Andrew B


Well presented and most informative. Professors were thorough on the subject. I would recommend the class to anyone interested in international relations.



Very informative course content, but some 'right' answers in the quiz do not match with what I have learnt in the video, which becomes a bit confusing .

by Bulelwa A M


The mvaterial presented was understandable and of good quality. The lectures were able to present the content of the work and easy to follow.

by Paramjeet


i understand all the concepts and the way of teaching is also good and the material also good quality. thank you

by Laura J


Very goog course to understand the theories of IR. A little bit repetitive on some topics, but recommended.

by Kanako U


I would appreciate it if you could share the slides used in lectures. It would hugely help our study.

by Marcelo C


Too many peer-review papers - I am stuck in one, never getting more than one person reviewing it.