|Delivery length / details
|11 x 2 Hour Seminars
|Assessment length / details
|1 x 3,000 word essay
|1 x 2,500 word review article
On completing the module students will be able to:
- describe, analyse and assess security relations at a state-societal level in both the developing and developed world;
- analyse, evaluate and critically discuss the policy responses to the new security agenda, and the alternatives to them; and,
- apply research design skills to the specific field of security studies.
This module provides subject-specific training for students on the `Research training? pathway in Security Studies through an exploration of emerging issues on the global security agenda.
- security relations at a state-societal level in both the developing and developed world;
- the inter-relationship between global processes and specific security dynamics; and,
- the policy responses to the new security agenda, and the alternatives to them.
Following a consideration of the so-called `human security? agenda widely adopted by contemporary international organisations, the module considers a variety of emerging security issues in the developing and developed worlds all in the context of globalising political-economic structures.
Students on the module will learn to think about the relationship between theory and practice in the field of security studies with a particular focus on contemporary issues, problems and debates. Throughout the module, students should practice and enhance their reading, comprehension and thinking skills and their self-management skills. In seminars students will enhance their analytical skills and will practice listening, explaining and debating skills, as well as team-working skills. The assessed seminar will further develop analytical and communication skills. Essay writing will encourage students to practice their independent research, writing and IT skills.
This module is at CQFW Level 7