Module Identifier IPM0540  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Professor Colin McInnes  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Course delivery Seminar   1 x two hour seminar per week over two semesters  
Assessment Exam   3 Hours   50%  
  Presentation     25%  
  Essay   1 x 3,000 word   25%  

Aims and objectives
This module is the core module for students on the MScEcon Degree or Diploma (RT pathway) in Strategic Studies.

Strategy seeks to turn military means (the threat and use of force) into successful political outcomes. The aim of this core module in the Strategic Studies scheme is to give students an overview of the main problems in the theory and practice of strategy in the post-cold war period.

The module has two sets of objectives. The first set is specific to the subject matter and relates to developing an understanding of the role of military power in international politics, issues in contemporary strategy, and the nature of contemporary warfare. The second includes the development of Masters level skills in the acquisition, use, evaluation and communication of relevant methods, information and ideas, and therefore the ability, by the end of the module, to contribute effectively in professional environments where strategic issues are being discussed.