Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2087: Security Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

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 or all of the following topics:  

  • "Security! What do you mean?"
  • State Security and Trident
  • Liberal Security and Trident
  • Emancipation and Intervention
  • Feminism and Sex
  • Postcolonialism and Development
  • Poststructuralism and Fear
  • Securitisation and the Everyday

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 activities1111 x 1 hour seminars
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities1111 x 1 hour lectures
Guided independent study83Research and preparation for seminars
Guided independent study45Revising and preparing for essays

Online Resources

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

CHALLENGE: A Research Project Funded by the Sixth Framework Research Programme of DG Research (European Commission) (http://www.libertysecurity.org/

Critical Approaches to Security in Europe (c.a.s.e. collective): http://www.casecollective.org

Histories of Violence. (http://historiesofviolence.com/)

The Disorder of Things https://thedisorderofthings.com/

Other Learning Resources

Battle of Algiers (1966)

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Four Lions (2010)