Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM165: Applied Analytics: Understanding Self and Others in a Post Conflict World

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Deborah Goodwin (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


Are you keen to develop and apply practical analytical skills, build a greater understanding of how you and others make decisions, and so get a step ahead of others in your chosen professional field? Are you interested in the dynamics and complexity of post-conflict situations? Do you want to increase your knowledge and expertise?

This Module offers you a rare opportunity. You will be immersed in a specially created rich simulation of a post-conflict world for your entire course. Uniquely, we are offering you the chance to extensively ‘live’ the experience for the duration of a term and so develop your understanding of this volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment. The world created for you in this module is rich in realistic data, events, people, dilemmas, emergencies, dialogue opportunities, and problem-solving. You will draw on analytical tools and frameworks to guide you through each session; the emphasis is on you usefully experiencing a post-conflict environment that will progressively change each time we meet. You will learn by doing, and so become an applied skills practitioner. 

This module is recommended for single and interdisciplinary pathways and is suitable for non-specialist students. By studying with a diversity of fellow students your experience of a variety of approaches and styles will be enhanced and this reflects the real working environment. Throughout the Module you will be creating your own Personal Professional Portfolio (PPP) of analysis, reflection, information and lessons identified. This will be a powerful document that you can refer to during your studies, and in your career.

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