Skip to content

Module Catalogue

Breadcrumbs navigation

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

Academic year(s): 2024-2025

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: Tuesday 2-5pm

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).

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2- to 3-hour seminar.

Assessment pattern

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

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


Module coordinator: Professor F J Fawn

Intended learning outcomes

  • Acquire analytical tooks to grasp reginal security issues
  • apply analtical tools to comprative empirical analyisis of the regions
  • acquire experience in empirial research on the regions including literature searches
  • acquire experience in writing and oral communication about reginal security issues
  • acquire tools and experience to conduct research and analysis resulting in written papers, reports and a dissertation