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Module Title LM Contemporary Security Challenges
Department Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Module Code 08 37485
Module Lead Mark Webber
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-10 hours
Seminar-20 hours
Guided independent study-170 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module will offer students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the sources, dynamics and consequences of contemporary security. The module will analyse contemporary threats to security, including those associated with political violence at the sub-state and international levels, and the challenges that they pose to governments and international organisations concerned with security.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • To introduce practical challenges to security in theory and practice
  • To explore the sources and nature of political violence in the context of security studies
  • To examine the manifestations of contemporary political violence
  • To examine the policy and other responses of key actors to contemporary political violence and other security challenges
Assessment 37485-01 : Essay - 1000 words : Coursework (25%)
37485-02 : Essay - 3000 words : Coursework (75%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment
1 x 1000 word essay
1 x 3000 word essay

1 x 3000 word essay
Reading List