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PI5001: STRATEGIC THEORY (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

'Strategic Theory' is the compulsory, cornerstone module for the MSc Strategic Studies degree programme, and also the MSc Strategic Studies & International Law and Strategic Studies & Management degree programmes.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mr James H. Wyllie

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The contribution of strategy, as the mechanism for the application of power and force, to  national and international security is considered. Topics addressed include the nature of strategy, deterrence, limited war, arms control, terrorism, counterinsurgency and economics sanctions.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 6 Seminars during University weeks 8 - 18

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

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