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Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04

Course Overview

'Global Security Issues' is an elective, second semester module for the MSc Strategic Studies, Strategic Studies & International Law and Strategic Studies & Management degree programmes.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • 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?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The nature and condition of global security in recent times, and likely developments are analysed.  Issues examined include US global strategy, Russian foreign and security policies, NATO, EU security policies, political Islam, Gulf security challenges, China's world role, Japanese security policy, African insecurity, and India's foreign and defence policies.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Early semester essay (20%)

Team briefing (20%)

Examination (60%)


Resit (for students who took the course in Academic Year 2020/21): 

Online examination in summer 2021

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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