School of Politics and International Relations

POL258 The International Politics of Security

POL258 (POL258A - Autumn) The International Politics of Security module at Queen Mary University of London School of Politics and International Relations

(POL258A - Autumn)

Level: 5

Semester: A

Credit Value: 15

Module Convenor: TBC

Overlap: None Pre-requisite: None

Compulsory for: Semi-compulsory L250, L25Y

Associate Availability: Full Year and Spring only

Description:
This module examines the study of security in world politics, investigating the development of the study of the international politics of security and the key concerns surrounding security today. The module broadly surveys different kinds of security practice and their contemporary significance. It also introduces political questions and contestations that both shape and are resulting from developments in security practice. Overall, the module gives a wide-ranging perspective on the politics of security in contemporary international politics.

Assessment: 1 x 1500 word essay (40%) and 2 hour Exam (60%)