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IR5801   Strategic Thought

Academic year(s): 2024-2025

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: Wednesdays 10.00am - 12.00noon

The module will provide students with essential knowledge of strategic theory and the history of strategic thought. It will equip students with an overview of the academic field of strategic studies. It will also help students acquire the necessary skills and techniques for independent further study of topics and questions in strategic studies.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-hour seminar.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

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


Module coordinator: Dr A Gilli

Intended learning outcomes

  • understand strategic theory and strategy making
  • have a nuanced view of strategy
  • be able to assess critically historical and social science research on this topic
  • develop written and oral skills through essays and presentations
  • develop capacity to critique current debates in strategy