Security in Europe: Actors, Crises and Threats

School: School of Government and Society
Department: Department of Political Science and International Studies

Final year module

Lecturer: Dr Rita Floyd


The first semester of this module will deal with the key concepts, theories and actors in contemporary European Security. The second semester will examine the key contemporary issues in European Security including crises in Europe and neighbouring states and regions.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to draw conceptual conclusions from historical and emerging security challenges in Europe
  • Draw upon theoretical insights from the International Relations literature in order to analyse security challenges
  • Think about issues in a multi-disciplinary and policy-relevant fashion.


  • 2 x 3,000 word assessed work (50% each)

Related courses:

The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.