Politics Undergraduate Modules 2015-16

The modules in this section are applicable to students who will be studying them between September 2015 and August 2016.

If you wish to look at details for a module you studied in an earlier academic year please see undergraduate modules for other academic years.

If you intend to study one of these modules from September 2016 or later, you may refer to these descriptors as a guide; but please be aware that details they contain - including (but not limited to) reading lists, duration and assessments - may change for your academic year.

The module list for September 2016 - August 2017 will be published here in March 2016 (exact date to be confirmed).

Level One

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POL1001B State of Britain 15 1
POL1006 State and Society 15 1
POL1008 Introduction to Social Data 15 1
POL1017 Globalization of World Politics 15 1
POL1018 Facing the Challenges of World Politics in the Twenty-First Century 15 2
POL1019 Power and Democracy 15 2
POL1020 Politics in Europe 15 2
POL1023 Politics and Economy of the Contemporary Middle East 15 2
POL1025 Classical Political Thought 15 1
POL1026 Early Modern Political Thought 15 2
POL1027 Strategic Theory and Contemporary International Conflict 15 1, 2 and 3
POL1028 Introduction to Strategic Studies 15 2
POL1041 Data Analysis in Social Science 15 1
POL1042 Rational Choice and Environmental Problems 15 2
POL1043 Fresher Seminar 15 1

Level Two

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POL2020 Contemporary Theories of World Politics 15 1
POL2025 Health Policy in Comparative Perspective 15 1
POL2026 Political Analysis: Behaviour, Institutions, Ideas 15 2
POL2027 The Politics of the World Economy 15 2
POL2028 Political Ethics: Theory and Case Studies 15 2
POL2038 International Relations, War and Peace in the Middle East 15 2
POL2046 The Economics of Politics 15 1
POL2047 American Politics 15 2
POL2050 Political Philosophy 15 1
POL2057 Security Studies 15 2
POL2059 Political Thought of Modernity 15 1
POL2060 Public Policy and Administration 15 1
POL2062 Comparative Politics: Approaches and Concepts 15
POL2071 Experimental Research in the Social Sciences 15 1
POL2075 Integration and Disintegration in the EU 15 1
POL2076 Rising Powers, Peace and Conflict 15 1
POL2077 Data Analysis in Social Science II 15 2
POL2078 Governing the Public Sector: Bureaucratic Power and Politics 15 1
POL2079 Contemporary Public Debate in an Age of 'Anti-Politics' 15 2
POL2081 Thinking about Race: Perspectives from the Biological and Social Sciences 15 2
POL2082 The Changing Character of Warfare 15 1
POL2083 Introduction to Social Network Analysis 15 1
POL2084 European Union Foreign Policy 15 2

Level Three

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POL3040 Dissertation 30 1 and 2
POL3054 Nuclear Weapons in International Relations 15 2
POL3075 Political Representation in the European Union 30 1 and 2
POL3076 Research Design for Dissertation 30 1, 2 and 3
POL3077 Global Environmental Politics and Policy 30 1 and 2
POL3078 Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics 30 1 and 2
POL3079 Money and Policymaking in the US 30 1 and 2
POL3080 The International Politics of Religion 30 1 and 2
POL3081 Markets, regulation and Europeanization 30 1 and 2
POL3082 The Idea of Human Rights 30 1 and 2
POL3120 War and Public Opinion 30 1 and 2
POL3123 Strategy in the Twenty-First Century: From Idea to Practice 30 1 and 2
POL3124 Anarchism and World Ordering 30 2
POL3126 Ethno-Politics: Theoretical Considerations and Case Studies 15 1
POL3132 Globalisation and Democratic Politics: the End of the Nation State? 30 1 and 2
POL3136 Political Psychology 30 1 and 2
POL3148 Human Rights and the Political 30 1 and 2
POL3153 Justice, Democracy and Civil Society. 30 1 and 2
POL3168 War and its Aftermath: Interventions and Contemporary Conflict 30 1
POL3170 Marxism and Post-Structuralism 30 1 and 2
POL3174 International Security and US Foreign Policy 30 1 and 2
POL3178 Policy Analysis for the Real World 30 1, 2 and 3
POL3180 Latin American Parties, Politics and Elections 30 1 and 2
POL3184 Politics of Semi-democratic and Authoritarian Countries 30 1 and 2
POL3186B Gender, Militarization and Resistance 30 1 and 2
POL3187 Sub-National and Local Governance: A Practice Approach 30 1 and 2
POL3193 Women in the Criminal Justice System: Law, Policy and Institutions 30 1 and 2
POL3194 Rethinking the Politics of Communities 30 1 and 2
POL3195 The Politics of Regulation: Risks and Regulatory Failures 30 1 and 2
POL3196 Democracy in the European Union 30 1 and 2