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BSRM0280 Global Risks and Security in the Baltic Sea Region 5 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies
Person in charge
Senior lecturer Nina Tynkkynen

Learning outcomes

Students become familiar with the concepts of risk and security from different viewpoints. They learn to apply these concepts and different theories in the contexts of varying social, economic and political activities and situations. Students gain a broad overview of global risks, the unconventional security threats such as climate change and migration in particular. They gain insight into the effects of such threats and risks on the regional dynamics and security of the Baltic Sea area, as well as into multi-level attempts to solve and adapt to various global risks.


Among global risks are, to name but a few, economic and political instabilities, human mobility, state transformation, terrorism and climate change both with its consequences that need to be addressed, and the challenges for e.g. energy production systems that its prevention and mitigation bring along. These risks need to be managed so as to maintain sustainability: to be capable of securing our living now, without jeopardizing the future.

This course aims to give a comprehensive overview of regional aspects and solutions of various kinds of global risks mentioned above. These risks and possible solutions are addressed from both global, regional and local perspectives, demonstrating the multi-level structure of the governance of global risks. The objective is also to give students an insight of the concept of security and of the ways in which new kinds of threats and risks enter the regional security agendas. Special emphasis is put on Russia’s role and performance in the production, articulation, prevention and governance of global risks in the regional context.

Teaching methods

lectures, independent work, group work, literature

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English
  • In English

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
course participation, participation in group work, exam/essay

Recommended year of study

Spring 2017

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Humanities
Thematic Subject Studies (MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Faculty of Humanities
Studies at the Faculty of Humanities
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies
Finnish Study Modules
Postgraduate Degrees, hum