University of Sussex Business School

Dirty Wars? (L2056S)

Dirty Wars? Conflict and Military Intervention

Module L2056S

Module details for 2019/20.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module learning outcomes

Develop a systematic and critical understanding of the competing international security theories that help explain and interpret the causes, conduct and outcomes of conflict and its resolution.

Develop a detailed conceptual understanding of the practical and policy related dilemmas that emerge out of international military intervention post 9-11

Effectively synthesise and communicate the empirical and theoretical uncertainties, ambiguities and limits of these security issues as they relate to military intervention post 9-11.

Essay (3500 words)Semester 2 Assessment Week 1 Mon 16:0070.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
Group PresentationT2 Week 11 (10 minutes)33.33%
EssayT2 Week 6 66.67%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterSeminar3 hours11111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Lindsay Clark


Dr Melanie Richter-Montpetit

Assess convenor

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