Politics, Economics & Current Affairs

Courses Online & In London

Our politics and current affairs courses will help you understand the changing world around us: 

- Want to get to grips with the issues dominating today’s headlines or develop your understanding of different political systems?

- Keen to discuss fake news and propaganda or eager to use key concepts to analyse politics?  

- Eager to make sense of politics in the US, the EU, the emerging BRICS powers (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa)? Want to learn more about global issues such as conflict and migration? 

Our politics and current affairs courses, whether short or long, in the classroom or online, offer something for everyone. 

If interested in our advanced politics course, please contact politics coordinator Martin Jorgensen at Martin.jorgensen@citylit.ac.uk

 

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. US Election and Political Update: Constant turmoil?
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 21 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Mark Malcomson
    With the first primaries over, the state of the presidential election is becoming clearer, and we will review the state of the race and what comes next. At the same time, both the Senate and House of Representatives have been experiencing significant turmoil, and we will look at how each of them is trying to navigate these challenging times.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
  2. Right wing extremism across Europe: a taster
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Angelos Sepos
    In the last decade, authoritarian populism and extremism has swept much of Europe and the world. What are its roots and why does it persist? Join Dr. Angelos Sepos to begin to explore the issue.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £8.00 Concession £7.00
  3. The West and World Order since 1989: a taster
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Angelos Sepos
    The abrupt end of bi-polarity in 1989 and the advent of US unipolarity has now been replaced by a volatile multipolar world order. What does this mean for the West? Join Dr. Angelos Sepos to begin to get a sense of these global changes.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £8.00 Concession £7.00
  4. Right wing extremism across Europe
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Angelos Sepos
    In the last decade, authoritarian populism and extremism has swept much of Europe and the world. What are its roots and why does it persist?



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  5. A taste of politics
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Martin Jorgensen
    Borders, conflicts, citizenship, elections, activism and global politics. We see these topics on the news every day. Some seem connected, others less so. Join our politics taster to get perspective and an overview of our politics courses.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
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  6. Before the election: Understanding the different political systems across the United Kingdom
    Course start date:  Thu 11 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ian McGarvie
    Want to understand how the different political systems across the United Kingdom works? Join our tutor Ian McGarvie to explore!



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
  7. Key Black political thinkers around the world in the 20th and 21st century
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 11 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Gabriel Olumide Apata
    This course is an introduction to some of the Key black political thinkers of the 20th and 21st centuries who have helped to shape our understanding of the politics of race in society.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  8. How we come together and drift apart
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 30 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Francesca Granelli
    The twenty first century has placed a question mark over subjects that we thought were settled: politics, states, nations, and peoples. This course explores these themes to help understand what might happen next.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
  9. Populism
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 1 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Francesca Granelli
    Populims nad radicalism is challening how politics looks and works in many places around the world. Join Dr. Granelli to learn more!



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
  10. The West and World Order since 1989
    Course start date:  Tue 21 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Angelos Sepos
    The abrupt end of bi-polarity in 1989 and the advent of US unipolarity has now been replaced by a volatile multipolar world order. What does this mean for the West?



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  11. Cyprus and partition
    Course start date:  Wed 29 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Angelos Sepos
    Why is Cyprus divided? Why is Nicosia the last divided capital in the world? We delve into the island’s turmoil-ridden history to uncover the roots and dynamics of this long-standing conflict.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00
  12. The Arab Spring: What happened since 2011? A taster
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Angelos Sepos
    The 2011 Arab Spring was an unprecedented event in the history of the Arab World with much promise for the people of the region. Why has it become an Arab Winter? Join Dr. Angelos Sepos to begin to explore the issue.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £8.00 Concession £7.00
  13. The EU today: integration, disintegration or both?
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Feb 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Angelos Sepos
    The course examines the history, theories, dynamics and processes of European integration and disintegration manifested in the crises of the Eurozone, immigration, Brexit, the Covid-19 pandemic and the Ukraine war.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  14. The War in Ukraine
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Feb 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Angelos Sepos
    Want to get beyond headlines? Join Dr. Sepos to examine the causes and dynamics of the war in Ukraine by focusing on the role of US, EU and NATO, Putin’s Russia, and the international politico-economic system.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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