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IR4535: MARITIME SECURITY (2023-2024)

Last modified: 26 Feb 2024 12:46


Course Overview

This course introduces maritime security as an essential element of national security. It enables students to understand and analyse contemporary national and international security from the vantage point of the oceans, seas, and rivers. It covers global maritime geography, seapower, maritime strategy, and contemporary national and international security threats in or from the maritime domain.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Manu Lekunze

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

  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Either International Relations (IR) or Politics (PI)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • IR3045 Maritime Security (Studied)
  • IR3545 Maritime Security (Studied)
  • IR4035 Maritime Security (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

This course introduces maritime security as an essential element of national security. It enables students to understand and analyse contemporary national and international security from the vantage point of the oceans, seas, and rivers. The lectures cover global maritime geography, seapower, maritime strategy, and contemporary national and international security threats in or from the maritime domain. The tutorials include an in-depth examination of topics raised in lectures, case studies and various exercises (including simulations) to develop skills in maritime security analysis and strategy evaluation and development.

The course suits students interested in national security analysis and strategy in or from the maritime domain. It requires a commitment to developing high analytical, problem-solving, and writing skills, a good understanding of maritime geography and knowledge of the security situation of at least a medium seapower (from any part of the world).


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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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

Draft Strategy Document

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Tutorial Activities

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Security Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand non-state maritime security challenges.
ProceduralAnalyseAnalyse the security of maritime assets (both national and international assets)
ProceduralAnalyseEvaluate the security of critical maritime routes

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed elements

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseAnalyse the security of maritime assets (both national and international assets)
ProceduralAnalyseEvaluate the security of critical maritime routes
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand key maritime strategic thinkers
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand maritime power and describe top maritime powers.
ProceduralAnalyseAnalyse Maritime Security Policy
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand non-state maritime security challenges.

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