Assessed Essay Titles Term(choose one from 6.please choose the one you have better knowledge)

1-Do tensions over Ukraine and Crimea between Russia and the EU and NATO suggest the beginning of a new era of conflict between Russia and the West?

 2- Has the European Neighbourhood Strategy been a success?

3- Will the EU come to dominate the 21st Century as Mark Leonard has argued?

4- Has NATO re-discovered a role in global security following the Newport Summit?

 5- Are we moving towards a multipolar world order? What are the costs and opportunities of such a development?

6- Should the EU’s foreign and security policy be directed by the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)? 

 Please note that only those essays that analyse refereed academic journal articles and scholarly books will be eligible for top marks.


Generic marking criteria The following will give you an indication of what your examiners are looking for within particular degree classifications. 80 – 100% Outstanding work of publishable quality, displaying an exceptional degree of originality and creativity and / or exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills. 4 Shows critical understanding of current knowledge, including relevant research papers and reviews. 70 – 79% Excellent work displaying a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the subject together with the ability to critically evaluate selected aspects of current knowledge. Demonstrates a well-supported argument and competent use of bibliographical and referencing techniques. Clear evidence of research skills including methodologies and appropriate use of primary and secondary materials. 60 – 69% Shows a good knowledge and understanding of the subject with no major gaps or omissions. Displays ability to analyse, interpret and organise information to support and argument or proposition. Competent bibliographic and referencing skill and shows evidence of wide reading beyond lecture notes and standard texts. 50 – 59% Shows a satisfactory knowledge and understanding of the essentials of the subject with an ability to integrate information into a clear, well-structured account, but lacking in breadth or depth, or with some significant aspects omitted or with no clearly developed argument. Evidence that sources other than lecture notes and set texts have been consulted. 40 – 49% Shows a general knowledge and understanding of the subject but very limited in depth or breadth. Weakly structured with no clear argument. Little or no evidence of reading around the subject. Work displaying deficiencies and omissions but not serious enough to warrant a failure. 33 – 39% Marginal Pass – knowledge and understanding of the subject are fragmentary, some aspects showing a very basic level of understanding but other aspects displaying fundamental errors and omissions. 20 – 32% Very limited range of knowledge with many important gaps and omissions. Shows incomplete understanding with numerous errors of interpretation. 10 – 19% Shows only the most limited and fragmentary knowledge of the subject with little or no understanding of essential principles and concepts. 0 – 10% Virtually devoid of any evidence of knowledge or understanding of the subject.