The main of this module is to introduce students to the theory, practice and workings of key international and regional organisations. The module builds on theoretical work on regimes, institutions and organisations undertaken in the Level 4 module ‘International Relations’ as well as preparing students for the ‘Study Visit’ module to Brussels, where they will have the chance to see the workings of these institutions from the inside. The aim of the module is therefore to link theory and practice in a way which gives students a solid historical overview of the origins, development and workings of the UN, EU and NATO as well as a critical understanding of debates about how they have adapted and ought to adapt to meet political, economic and security challenges in the modern world. By the end of the module students will be in a position critically to engage with academic and political debates about the past, present and futures of these organisations.