You are about to learn powerful, expert-level skills to understand and speak about most problems of international politics like a confident expert even without prior university education in Politics or International Relations.
"Stop following world news all the time. Start understanding the world"
Trump, Brexit, terrorism... There is so much happening in the world. And whether we like it or not, we are constantly flooded with news headlines, giving us the illusion of understanding what's really happening.
In reality, rather than getting more clarity and understanding, we become more confused. We read a headline, and we don’t have the time to process it, because we are very soon exposed to a new headline, with even more up-to-date piece of information.
Our understanding does not deepen.
Our horizons do not widen.
The focus is on speed rather than nutrition of the information we consume. The headlines have to be short and tell us the key message, because very likely we will not read the rest of the story.
We don’t have the time to do this, because there is yet another headline just a scroll away. So the information presented to us is fragmented. Different pieces are disconnected.
For example, the coverage of world politics focuses too often on individuals and personalities, just to make the story more interesting.
And here is the truth most people don't know about:
"Knowing facts is NOT the same as having knowledge, understanding and ability"
What you mostly get by following the news are the simple facts of what happens, when, and who is involved.
By the end of this course, you will know that there are far more important questions to ask. These include:
Over the many years of researching and teaching international politics, I am now convinced that these questions are 100 times more important than the simple ‘what happened and when’ kind of information.
What You Will Get in This Course
Through this course, you will gain access to state-of-the-art, research-informed tuition delivered through highly-engaging and easy-to-follow video lectures and practical exercises, equivalent to one university-level module worth at least £1125 (based on UK university tuition fees).
Inside you will learn:
My Promise to You
I promise that the tuition in this course is of the highest quality, based on genuine university-level research. It is presented in a highly-accessible and engaging way, designed specifically for those who do not have prior university degree in Politics or International Relations.
I invite you to send me a message if you have any questions about the content of this course.
This is the first course of this kind and I am committed to make it as useful for you as possible. So please feel free to get in touch with suggestions on how I can improve this course.
From a student: "The teacher is a well-versed expert on the topic. I've only recently started the course, but his thoughtful approach to the material and its delivery is very obvious. I'm finding the course to be educational and very engaging."
From a student: "Good course that will provide a decent set of basic toolbox for your politics analysis needs. Very well structured and clearly explained with good samples. Yes, it did get my blood boiling on a few analytical conclusions which we'll have to agree to disagree about but.. this is exactly what good politics could should be doing! I hope to revisit for updates on analytics on future subjects. We live in a VERY interesting period of political changes and the tools will come handy. I can definitely see myself repeating the course in a few months/year to ensure the concepts remain fresh. Thanks!"
About the Course Leader
I'm Kamil Zwolski, PhD. I'm Associate Professor in International Politics at the University of Southampton, UK, and a Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy, which promotes teaching excellence. I've got over 10 years experience of research and teaching in International Relations.
I am currently working on my second book, which concerns European - Russian relations following the recent conflict in Ukraine. My research articles are published regularly in some of the world's leading academic journals.
I teach hundreds of students every year, and in 2015 my efforts were recognized with a prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award for innovation in teaching international politics. I am always friendly and approachable for my students, because I admire everyone open to learning new knowledge and skills.
With the 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is no reason why you should not try the course out right now.
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In this video students will learn why I’ve created International Politics Mastery, what exactly they will learn by completing it, how it will help them to achieve their own learning objectives, and I will also tell students a little bit about myself.
In this video students will learn how International Politics Mastery is structured and how they can get the most out of the course.
In this lesson students are going to learn a very profound analytical skill that will literally change their perspective on how they think about world politics: the levels of analysis in international relations.
In this video students are going to learn the importance of the system level of analyzing world politics.
In this video students are going to learn what is called a Realist perspective on World Politics, or a Realist theory of International Relations.
In this video students are going to learn what is called a Liberal perspective on world politics, or a Liberal theory of International Relations.
In this video students are going to learn about the importance of norms, values and identities in world politics. Students will learn about Social Constructivism in International Relations.
In this quiz, students can practice their knowledge and understanding of the content discussed in the International System section.
In this video students are going to learn about the distinction between system level and state level analysis in international politics.
In this video students are going to learn about the influence of the public opinion and the media on the state’s foreign policy, which in turn can tell us important things about world politics.
In this video students are going to learn about the bureaucratic perspective on foreign policy and international politics. The bureaucratic perspective, or the organizational approach, are fundamental for the sub-field of International Relations called Foreign Policy Analysis.
In this video students are going learn about the importance of so-called groupthink for how foreign policy is formulated, and its consequences for world politics.
In this quiz, students can practice their knowledge and understanding of the content discussed in the Nation-states Level section.
In this video students are going to learn about the most popular level of analysis when it comes to world politics. This is an individual level of analysis and it’s about how and why individual policy-makers make decisions.
In this video students are going to learn how and why exactly people, including policy-makers, get things wrong, and what consequences for world politics this might have.
In this quiz, students can practice their knowledge and understanding of the content discussed in the Individual Level section.
I'm Associate Professor in International Politics at the University of Southampton, UK, which is in the top 1% of universities worldwide. I am also Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy, which promotes teaching excellence.
My passion is to research and teach the most important problems of International Relations, which I have been doing for over 10 years now. I have been working at universities in Manchester, London and Southampton, UK. I have also conducted extended research at the European Union headquarters in Brussels, and the United Nations headquarters in New York.
My on-line courses will give you concrete knowledge and skills to understand and speak about most problems of international politics with confidence.
The content I am teaching is 100% backed-up by the decades of research in the field of International Relations, and it cannot be replaced with watching and reading the news in newspapers and magazines.
Remember: facts are NOT knowledge, understanding and ability. That's why, through my courses, I urge you to stop following world news all the time, and start educating yourself in order to understand the world.
If you are open to new knowledge and skills, and if you want to speak confidently about most problems of international politics, enroll in the course.
You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you decide it's not for you. Plus, I am regularly adding new content so that you can stay on top of the most recent research to expand your skills. So check out my course and enroll today.
More About Me
It's funny, but my passion for international politics started already in the kindergarten, when I was only a few years old. One day my friend gave me a large, colorful political map of the world. It had different colors for each country, and I found it captivating. I am not sure where he got it from, but I loved!
This interest stayed with me and shaped my life choices. In 2006, I graduated with my BA and MA in Political Science, receiving competitive Scholarship of the Polish Ministry of Education. In 2007, I graduated with MA European Studies from the University of Maastricht, Holland, also with the Scholarship of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In 2007, after securing Full Scholarship, I began my PhD study in the European Studies Research Institute, University of Salford, UK. I graduated in 2011, and in 2013 I published my first book, concerning the role of the European Union in international security.
Since 2012, I have been working at the University of Southampton, and I continue to develop my passion for research and teaching. I am currently working on my second book, which concerns European - Russian relations following the recent conflict in Ukraine. My research articles are published regularly in some of the world's leading academic journals.
I teach hundreds of students every year, and in 2015 my efforts were recognized with a prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award for innovation in teaching international politics. I am always friendly and approachable for my students, because admire everyone open to learning new knowledge and skills.