Combined Honours

Politics

Politics

Overview

Discover our range of Politics modules for 2019-20.

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.

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
POL1017 Governing Under Pressure: The Politics of the UK & EU 20 2
POL1032 Introduction to International Politics 20 2
POL1045 Politics: Essential Research Study Skills 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.

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 100) 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
POL2045 British Politics: State and Society (Capped at 80) (Pre-requisite POL1017 or POL1047) 20 2
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 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 80) 20 1
POL2113 Sex, Gender and Power 20 2

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
POL3059 Democracy and the Constitution 20 1
POL3079 The Government and Politics of Italy (Capped at 60) 20 2
POL3092 Political Parties and Elections in the UK (Pre-requisite POL1017)  20 1
POL3103* Community-based Research in Politics (Capped at 20) (Note: this is only offered to those taking Politics as a Joint or a Major subject) 40 1&2
POL3104 The Fall and Rise of China (Capped at 80) 20 1
POL3106 Democracy in Deeply Divided Societies (Capped at 80) 20 2
POL3108 The Politics of the Far Right in Europe (Capped at 80) 20 1
POL3109 Gender, Campaigns and Media (Recommended Pre-requisite POL2081) 20 2
POL3110 International Organisation and Diplomacy  20 1
POL3111 UK Parliamentary Studies (Capped at 45) 20 2
POL3114 Animal and Environmental Ethics 20 2
POL3116 The Ethics of War 20 1
POL3117 Politics of Immigration  20 2
POL3118 Environmental Governance and Policy 20 1
POL3122 The Politics of Happiness 20 1
POL3124 Mexican Politics: Authoritarianism & Democracy 20 2

* POL3047 Project in Politics: Semester 1 or POL3048 Project in Politics: Semester 2 cannot be taken if students are taking POL3046 Dissertation in Politics or POL3103 Community-based Research in Politics.