Masters Modules.

Contemporary Global Security.

In recent years the study of security has seen a great deal of change. Since the end of the Cold War, and the focus on superpower conflict, the subject of security has been challenged and broadened to incorporate issues such as the environment, health and economic (in)security. This module therefore examines a wide range of contemporary global security challenges from theoretically and historically informed perspectives. You will be introduced to two of the most central debates in post-Cold War Security studies . Firstly, what is security? Secondly, How do we know what security is (not)? You will then explore key contemporary themes and issues on global conflict and security, while continuing to develop your conceptual and theoretical grounding.


  • This module is typically taught through a variety of means, including weekly 2-hour seminars, over the 12-week semester.


  • The module is typically assessed through two pieces of individual coursework.

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