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IR5501 Core in Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asian Security Studies

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 11
Planned timetable:2.00 pm - 5.00 pm Tue

This module focuses on major themes in the study of international security and applies them to the study of the Middle East and Central Asia. These addressed may include war and political violence, nationalism and ethnic conflict, arms control and nuclear proliferation, democratisation and theories of globalisation as they impact on the region (e.g. clash of civilisations).

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asian Security Studies Postgraduate Programme.

Optional for International Relations MRes Programme

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2- to 3-hour seminar.

Assessment pattern

Postgraduate Assessment :3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%


Module coordinator:Prof R Hinnebusch, Prof R Fawn
Module teaching staff: