Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM084: Conflict, Security and Development in World Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some of the following topics:

1. Conflict and security in world politics

2. Development and its critics

3. Building states to build peace. The merger of security and development

5. Conflict resolution and conflict analysis

6. Pursuits of Justice       

7-10. Case Studies

11. Conclusions and implications 

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities2211 x 2 hour per week Seminars: Small group work, presentations, discussion
Guided independent study266Reading, reflection, essay writing, presentation preparation
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities12Visiting speakers (the number of speakers and duration of talks/seminars to be confirmed annually)

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).