|Module Title||CONTEMPORARY STRATEGIC PROBLEMS|
|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|
|Course work||1 x 2,000 word book review||15%|
|Essay||1 x 4,000 word essay||25%|
Aims and objectives
This module is the core module for students on the MScEcon Degree or Diploma (S 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.