Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3208: Maritime Power and Security in Global Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Aims

  • Develop your understanding of contemporary global security issues including globalisation, migration and law
  • Develop your understanding of those issues in a maritime security context
  • Help you identify the key security debates related to maritime security and the exercise of seapower
  • Develop your understanding of how contemporary debates about seapower and maritime security have been informed by an appreciation of relevant history
  • Develop your analytical skills by applying theory to contemporary real world maritime issues and crises
  • Develop your understanding of a range of maritime issues including different approaches to maritime power, traditional and non-traditional maritime security threats and International Maritime Law
  • Develop your policy focused applied writing skills
  • Develop your understanding of the maritime as a strategic environment where challenges can be met with ‘practical wisdom’

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the nature of the history of maritime power and security and its evolving characteristics.
2. Demonstrate detailed understanding of the contemporary maritime security environment.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the contextual forces relevant to maritime power and security.
4. Demonstrate an in-depth awareness of the interaction between maritime power and security and globalisation.
Discipline-Specific Skills5. Critically examine secondary and primary source material in the field of maritime power and security.
6. Demonstrate critical awareness of the key concepts and debates relating to the study of historical and contemporary maritime power and security in an applied fashion.
7. Critically evaluate competing conceptions, theories and approaches to maritime power and security.
Personal and Key Skills8. Study independently and manage time and assessment deadlines effectively.
9. Communicate effectively in speech and writing.
10. Demonstrate critical and analytical skills through tutorial discussions and module assessments.
11. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the internet, online journal databases and other IT resources for the purposes of tutorial and assessment preparation.
12. Demonstrate effective applied writing.