Environment, Resources, Security (709IR)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

You explore the impact of environmental change and the distribution of natural resources on the global landscape of conflict and security.

You combine reflections on the major theoretical approaches to environmental and resource security, with case studies and comparative analysis of specific present-day environmental and resource challenges.

Environmental security issues remain relatively marginal within International Relations and security studies. Ultimately the module asks: is this marginalisation at all warranted?


100%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

We’re currently reviewing contact hours for modules and will update with further information as soon as it is available.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.