Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC1022: Violence in World Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 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:


Conceptual approaches may include:

What is violence?

Direct Violence

Structural/Economic Violence

Cultural Violence

Institutional Violence


Empirical topics may include




Cultural Genocide


Gender-based violence


Technology and Risk


Clash of Civilisations


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 activities16.511 x 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities1111 x 1 hour seminars
Guided independent study33Reading and preparing for seminars, planning and writing formative and summative essays
Guided independent study40Researching and writing assessments and assignments
Guided Independent study49.5Preparation for seen examination

Online Resources

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