Combined Honours

Politics

Politics

Overview

Discover our range of Politics modules for 2020-21 (Please note: these modules reflect revisions following the University’s Education Resilience Framework in response to Covid-19)

Find out about modules available for:

The range of modules offered may change each academic year.

Further information

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

You can also contact your Subject Adviser.

Stage 1

Find out about Politics modules for Stage 1.

Students study either 40 or 60 credits from the list below in 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
POL1015 The Westminster System: Politics of the UK 20 2
POL1032 Key Concepts in International Politics 20 2
POL1045 Becomming a Political Analyst 20 1
POL1046 Order & Disorder: The Shaping of the 21st Century 20 1
POL1049 Power and Inequality 20 2
POL1050 Politics of Happiness 20 1
POL1131 Studying Political Economy  20 1

Stage 2

Find out about Politics modules for Stage 2.

Students study either 40, 60 or 80 credits from the list below in 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 120) 20 2
POL2017 Becoming a Political Researcher 20 2
POL2022 Government and Politics of the USA (Capped at 120) 20 2
POL2045 British Politics: State and Society (Capped at 120) (Pre-requisite POL1017 or POL1047) 20 1
POL2078 Critical International Politics (Pre-requisite POL1032) 20 2
POL2082 Political Violence and the Modern State 20 1
POL2090 Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: Social Issues in Contemporary Political Philosophy 20 1
POL2096 Politics Work Placement (capped at 20) 
20 1&2
POL2110 Security Studies (Capped at 120) 20 1
POL2111 Democracy or Dictatorship?: What are the differences and how do we analyse them? 20 2
POL2113 Sex, Gender and Power 20 1

 

For further information on the above modules, please read the Politics Module Information 2020-21, which is a PDF the Politics department have created to aid you in your module choices.

Stage 3

Find out about Politics modules for Stage 3.

Students study either 40, 60 or 80 credits from the list below in 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 (Note: this is only offered to those taking Politics as a Joint or a Major subject) 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
POL3067* Project in Political Theory: Semester 1 20 1
POL3068* Project in Political Theory: Semester 2 20 2
POL3092 Political Parties and Elections in the UK (Pre-requisite POL1017)  20 1
POL3106 Democracy in Deeply Divided Societies  20 2
POL3107 Documentary Film and World Politics 20 2
POL3109 Gender, Campaigns and Media (Recommended Pre-requisite POL2081) 20 2
POL3111 UK Parliamentary Studies (Capped at 45) 20 1
POL3114 Animal and Environmental Ethics 20 2
POL3117 Politics of Immigration  20 1
POL3119* Project in International Relations: Semester 1 20 1
POL3120* Project in International Relations: Semester 2 20 2
POL3124 Mexican Politics: Authoritarianism & Democracy 20 1

* POL3047 Project in Politics: Semester 1 or POL3048 Project in Politics: Semester 2 cannot be taken if students are taking POL3046 Dissertation in Politics

* POL3047 Project in Politics: Semester 1 and POL3048 Project in Politics: Semester 2 cannot be taken together.

* POL3067 Project in Political Theory: Semester 1 and POL3068 Project in Political Theory: Semester 2 cannot be taken together.

* POL3119 Project in International Relations: Semester 1 and POL3120 Project in International Relations: Semester 2 cannot be taken together.

For further information on the above modules, please read the Politics Module Information 2020-21, which is a PDF the Politics department have created to aid you in your module choices.