Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SSIM900: Contemporary Debates in Security, Conflict and Justice

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

Module Aims

The unit introduces students to conceptual and theoretical issues in the study of security, conflict, and justice. It examines different disciplinary and theoretical approaches to these themes. Students will engage with normative, empirical and theoretical perspectives and the contemporary research agendas within and between disciplines.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Understand and analyse critically a range of issues in contemporary security and conflict contexts at multiple levels, from the inter-personal to inter-state
2. Understand and critically analyse justice from multiple disciplinary and conceptual perspectives
3. Wide knowledge and understanding of the ‘state of the art’ on these issues in different disciplines;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Plan and design independent research into an issue related to security, conflict, and justice; and,
5. Engage in constructive, critical discussion about theoretical and disciplinary perspectives on critical issues in security, conflict and justice;
Personal and Key Skills6. Write articulately, concisely and persuasively about issues in security, conflict, and justice.
7. Design, plan and deliver a group presentation