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IR4545 Indian Foreign Policy

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:12.00 noon Mon

This module is designed to provide an analysis of the emergence of India within the international system. Focusing upon the factors integral to such a phenomenon (from both theoretical and historical perspectives), students will build up a comprehensive understanding of the state's past, contemporary and future significance. After a historical overview, the module will evaluate key factors concerning how India conducts and formulates its foreign policy (from strategic and economic factors, to its regional and multilateral interactions). This analysis will then lead to a comprehensive evaluation of India's future challenges as an emergent Asian and global power in the twenty-first century.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for International Relations and BA (Intl Hons) International Relations

UG Pre-requisite(s):IR2005 and IR2006

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 x 1-hour lecture (x 10 weeks), 1 x 1-hour tutorial (x 10 weeks), 2 consultation hours with Coordinator (x 12 weeks). 2 hours examination feedback in week 1 of following semester. Occasional film/video viewing.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 20
  • Guided independent study: 280

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 50%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 50%
UG As used by St Andrews:3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr C Ogden
Module teaching staff:Dr C Ogden