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IR4553 Europe, America and the Transatlantic

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:4.00 pm Tue

This module will explore European and transatlantic security affairs using a variety of conceptual perspectives. The module will cover both contemporary and historical case studies in order to reach a better understanding of the nature of European and transatlantic security practices. After an introduction to central structures and topics in European and transatlantic security affairs, the module will examine specific topics that are currently under-researched in transatlantic security affairs.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for International Relations and BA (Intl Hons) International Relations

UG Pre-requisite(s):IR2005 and 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.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 20
  • Guided independent study: 280

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 50%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 50%
UG As used by St Andrews:3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr F Donnelly
Module teaching staff:Dr F Donnelly