European Security

Final year module

Lecturer: Dr Lorenzo Cladi

This module will consider the historical, conceptual and theoretical context of issues and debates relating to contemporary European Security, and will investigate the development and dynamics of the intuitional architecture which has developed during the Cold War and beyond. In addition key contemporary issues such as climate change, energy security, organised crime, terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction will be considered, and placed within the wider context of global security governance.

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
  • Drawn 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.


  • Term One: 1 x 3,000 word assessed work (50%)
  • Term Three: 3 hour examination (50%)