The Politics of Modern Global Nuclear Order

Module code: PL7533

This module provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the debates, dynamics and main actors in contemporary global nuclear order.

It explores the political, technical and strategic aspects of nuclear weapons, nuclear deterrence, nuclear proliferation and nuclear disarmament and the options available to manage our current nuclear environment, as well as both enduring nuclear challenges and challenges presented by new nuclear actors.

The module seeks to provide a thematic introduction to the nature and key dynamics of nuclear weapons and global nuclear order, and to provide you with the tools and information necessary to address the nuclear challenges of the future.

Learning

  • 300 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

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