Combined Honours

Politics

Politics

Overview

Discover our range of Politics modules for 2017-18.

Find out about modules available for:

The range of modules offered may change each academic year.

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Further information

For further information about this subject, including any pre-requisites, visit the Politics subject page.

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Stage 1

Find out about Politics modules for Stage 1.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
POL1017 Governing Under Pressure: The Politics of the UK & EU 20 2
POL1032 Introduction to International Politics 20 2
POL1045 Truth, Lies & Politics 20 1
POL1046 Order & Disorder: The Shaping of the 21st Century 20 1
POL1047 Power, Participation and Democracy: Comparative Perspectives 20 1
POL1048 Foundations of Modern Political Thought 20 2

Stage 2

Find out about Politics modules for Stage 2.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester 
POL2012 Politics of the Middle East (Capped at 80) 20 1
POL2022 Government and Politics of the USA (Capped at 120) 20 2
POL2034 The Politics and Policy of the European Union 20 1
POL2078 Critical International Politics (Pre-requisite POL1032) 20 2
POL2081 Research Methods in Politics (Pre-requisite POL1045) 20 1
POL2082 Political Violence and the Modern State 20 2
POL2087 Contemporary Russian Politics (Capped at 80) 20

2

POL2088 The Politics of Africa: Africa's place in Global Politics (Capped at 80) 20 1
POL2090 Contemporary Politics Philosophy 20 1
POL2091 The Politics of Happiness (Capped at 80) 20 2
POL2093 Politics, Participation and Citizenship in the Digital Age 20 2
POL2094 The United Nations - A Introduction to International Organisation and Global Governance (capped at 80) 20 2
POL2096 Politics Work Placement (capped at 60) NOTE: This module is not available at module pre-registration; if you are interested please email David.Walker@newcastle.ac.uk. 20 1&2
POL2109 Global Development: Introduction to International Political Economy 20 2
POL2110 Security Studies (Capped at 80) 20 1
POL2111 Democracy or Dictatorship? What are the differences and how do we analyse them (Capped at 80) 20 2

Stage 3

Find out about Politics modules for Stage 3.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

Module Code Module Title Credit Value Semester 
POL3046* Dissertation in Politics (Preferred Pre-requisite POL2081 but not essential) 40 1&2
POL3047 Project in Politics Semester 1 (Pre-requisite POL2081) 20 1
POL3048 Project in Politics Semester 2 (Pre-requisite POL2081) 20 2
POL3079 The Government and Politics of Italy (Capped at 60) 20 2
POL3081 International Political Thought (Pre-requisite POL1032) 20 1
POL3092 Political Parties and Elections in the UK (Pre-requisite POL1017) (capped at 60) 20 1
POL3099 Power Security & Protest in the Middle East (Capped at 60) (Preferred Pre-requisite POL2012 but not essential) 20 2
POL3100 History of World Political Thought (Capped at 60) 20 1
POL3103* Community-based Research in Politics (Preferred pre-requisite POL2081 but not essential) (Capped at 20) 40 1&2
POL3104 The Fall and Rise of China (Capped at 80) 20 1
POL3106 Democracy in Deeply Divided Societies (Capped at 60) 20 2
POL3107 Documentary Film and World Politics (Capped at 60) 20 1
POL3108 The Politics of the Far Right in Europe (Capped at 80) 20 1
POL3109 Gender, Campaigns and Media (Capped at 60) (Preferred Pre-requisite POL2081 but not essential) 20 2
POL3110 International Organisation and Diplomacy (Capped at 20) 20 1
POL3111 UK Parliamentary Studies (Capped at 60) 20 2
POL3112 Revisiting British Democracy (Capped at 60) 20 2
POL3114 Environmental Politics and Animal Ethics (Capped at 60) 20 2
POL3116 War, Terror and Justice (Capped at 80) 20 1
POL3117 Comparative Poltics of Immigration (Capped at 80) 20 2

* POL3046 Dissertation in Politics and POL3103 Community-based Research in Politics are not on offer to students who are taking the subject as a minor (40 credits). Students taking POL3046 or POL3103 should normally have taken POL2081 Research Methods in Politics. Students taking POL3046 or POL3103 may not take POL3047 Project in Politics: Semester 1 or POL3048 Project in Politics: Semester 2.