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IR3048   Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Intervention

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 10.00 am - 12.00 noon Tue or 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm Tue

The module is designed to offer students who have undertaken some previous study in the area of International Relations an introduction to the theories and concepts of international peacekeeping and armed humanitarian intervention.Although we explore peacekeeping as a phenomenon with a long historical lineage, we concentrate on its 'refinement' as an instrument of the United Nations in the period since 1945. The approach adopted is very much a political one - concerned with the international relations and diplomacy of conflict management. This is not a training course for conflict resolution on the ground, much less a military handbook.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass IR2006

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 1-hour lecture (x 10 weeks), 1 x 1-hour tutorial (x 10 weeks), 2 consultation hours with Coordinator (x 12 weeks). 2 hours examination feedback in week 1 of following semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr N MacQueen