Strategy in the Modern World

Module code: PL7591

This module provides you with a comprehensive introduction to debates about the threat, use and management of military force in international relations.

It explores core concepts such as the legality of the use of force, deterrence, coercive diplomacy, intelligence, weapons of mass destruction, the changing nature of warfare and strategic culture.

Whilst focusing on the key dynamics of strategy and warfare in the contemporary world, the module also locates these key technological, social and political dynamics within the broader perspectives of warfare and strategic thinking throughout history.

Learning

  • 300 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Journal article analysis (20%)
  • Essay (80%)