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PIED3325 Europe in the World

20 creditsClass Size: 45

Module manager: Dr Neil Winn

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Why should I take this Module?The module grapples with the key issues of our time in European international relations: war, peace, human rights, international legitimacy, intelligence, civil wars, international organisations and international relations, and the role of the EU in world affairs. The key state and non-state actors in European international relations will be dealt with in this timely module: the UK, US, Germany, France, EU, OSCE, NATO and so forth. The module seeks to present an analysis of Europe in the World in the post-Cold War world.Brief Reading ListChristopher Hill and Michael Smith, International Relations and the European Union, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2005


On completion of this module, students should be able to critically evaluate the principle theoretical and empirical developments in the study of European security and defence issues. The module equips students with the requisite subject knowledge and, through seminar presentations, with the ability to defend and assess competing standpoints.


Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Europe and Terrorism after 9/11
Week 3: CFSP/ESDP in the World
Week 4: European Defence Co-operation
Week 5: British Perspectives on European Foreign Policy
Week 6: French Perspectives on European Foreign Policy
Week 7: German Perspectives on European Foreign Policy
Week 8: European Foreign Economic Policy
Week 9: European Foreign Policy and Enlargement
Week 10: Conclusions

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours180.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Students will be required to prepare for discussions in seminars through extensive reading of sources listed on the module reading list. In addition to this, students should spend time preparing for their assessments which should include finding and using sources not listed on their reading list.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Tutorial presentations and participation.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1 x 3,000 End of Term Essay50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/04/2019


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