Politics Undergraduate Modules 2017-18

The modules in this list are only applicable to students who will be studying them between September 2017 and August 2018.

If you intend to study one of these modules from September 2018 or later

You may refer to the descriptors listed below 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, and we cannot guarantee that a module available in any academic year will continue to be available in subsequent years.

The modules for September 2018 - August 2019 will begin to be listed here in March 2018 (exact date to be confirmed).

If you are a previous or current student...

...and you are looking for the descriptor of a module you studied in an academic year prior to 2017-18, please see undergraduate modules for current students.

Exeter Campus Level One

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POL1001B State of Britain 15 2
POL1006 State and Society 15 2
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 1
POL1020 Politics in Europe 15 1
POL1023 Politics and Economy of the Contemporary Middle East 15 2
POL1025 Classical Political Thought 15 1
POL1026 Early Modern Political Thought 15 2
POL1028 Introduction to Strategic Studies 15 1
POL1041 Data Analysis in Social Science 15 2

Exeter Campus Level Two

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POL2020 Contemporary Theories of World Politics 15 1
POL2027 The Politics of the World Economy 15 2
POL2046 The Economics of Politics 15 1
POL2047 American Politics 15 2
POL2050 Political Philosophy 15 2
POL2051 War and Peace in the Middle East 15 2
POL2052 Foreign Policy: Leadership, Power and Responsibility 15 1
POL2057 Security Studies 15 2
POL2059 Political Thought of Modernity 15 1
POL2060 Public Policy and Administration 15 1
POL2065 Environmental Politics 15 1
POL2077 Data Analysis in Social Science II 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
POL2086 Strategy and Psychology in Foreign Policy 15 2
POL2091 Immigration in Western Societies 15 1
POL2094 Data Analysis in Social Science III 15 2
POL2095 From climate change to quantum theory: The future of international relations 15 2
POL2097 Behavioural Public Policy and the Nudge Agenda 15 1
POL2098 What is law? Jurisprudence from stone tablets to brain imaging 15 1
POL2099 The Politics of Social Justice 15 1
POL2100 Political Conflicts in Europe 15 2

Exeter Campus Level Three

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POL3040 Dissertation 30 1 and 2
POL3051 The Media in Europe 30 1 and 2
POL3054 Nuclear Weapons in International Relations 15 2
POL3057 Biopolitics 30 1 and 2
POL3069 Globalisation and the Politics of Resistance 30 1 and 2
POL3076 Research Design for Dissertation 30 1, 2 and 3
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
POL3088 Forced Migration, Refugees and International Relations 30 1 and 2
POL3089 Policy in Action 30 1 and 2
POL3091 Immigration in Western Societies 15 1
POL3094 Data Analysis in Social Science III 15 2
POL3120 War and Public Opinion 30 1 and 2
POL3124 Anarchism and World Ordering 30 1 and 2
POL3125 The History and Political Development of Iraq 15 2
POL3126 Ethno-Politics: Theoretical Considerations and Case Studies 15 2
POL3129 Politics and Reform in the Gulf 15 2
POL3132 Globalisation and Democratic Politics: the End of the Nation State? 30 1
POL3136 Political Psychology 30 1 and 2
POL3154 The Politics of Climate Change 15 1
POL3168 War and its Aftermath: Interventions and Contemporary Conflict 30 1 and 2
POL3172 Political Participation 15 1
POL3174 International Security and US Foreign Policy 30 1 and 2
POL3175 Nationalisms in the Middle East 15 1
POL3180 Latin American Parties, Politics and Elections 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
POL3198 Revolution and Modern Political Thought 30 1 and 2
POL3199 Images of Democracy 30 1 and 2
POL3202 China in World Affairs 30 1 and 2
POL3203 Comparative Public Opinion 30 1 and 2
POL3205 Civic Engagement 30 1 and 2
POL3206 The Political Economy of the State 30 1 and 2
POL3207 Realism in International Security 15 2
POL3208 Maritime Power and Security in Global Politics 15 1
POL3212 Developments in British Politics: From Baldwin to Brexit 30 1 and 2
POL3214 Disrupting Western Hegemony: Insurgency and Counterinsurgency Post-WWII 15 1
POL3216 Democracy in the European Union 15 2
POL3217 Feminist Political Theory 30 1 and 2
POL3218 Media and Politics 30 1 and 2
POL3219 Politics Through the Life Course 15 2
POL3220 The Politics of Democracy in Latin America 30 1

Penryn Campus Level One

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POC1003 British Government and Politics 15 1
POC1009 State, Society and Culture 15 1, 2 and 3
POC1014 The Public Policy Process 15 2
POC1017 Classical Political Ideas And Why They are Still Useful 15 1, 2 and 3
POC1018 Foundations in Political Thinking: From Early Christianity to the Renaissance 15 2
POC1021 Key Concept in Politics and International Relations 15 1
POC1022 Violence in World Politics 15 2
POC1026 Power, Inequality and Global Justice 15 1

Penryn Campus Level Two

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POC2012 The Ethics and Politics of Humanitarian Intervention 15 1
POC2041 The Political Psychology of Elites 15 1
POC2047 Work Placement 15 2 and 3
POC2049 European Integration 15 1
POC2065 Spies, Secrets and Lies 15 1
POC2083 The Research Toolkit in Politics and International Relations 30 1 and 2
POC2084 Foreign Policy 15 1
POC2085 Theories of The Good Life: From the Agora to the American Dream 15 1
POC2086 Governing The Good Life: Contemporary International Studies 15 2
POC2087 Security Studies, Part One 15 2
POC2088 Understanding Israel and Palestine: One Land, Two People 15 1, 2 and 3
POC2090 Violence, Conflict, and Religion in the Middle East 15 2
POC2093 Understanding Israel and Palestine: Seeking Peace 15 2
POC2097 Politics and the Urban in Transition 15 1
POC2098 Comparative Politics 15 2
POC2099 Sparking Social Change 15 1
POC2101 Religion and Global Conflict 15 1
POC2102 South Asian Conflict Studies 30 1 and 2

Penryn Campus Level Three

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POC3020 The Politics of War 30 1 and 2
POC3040 Dissertation 30 1 and 2
POC3048 US Field Course 30 1 and 2
POC3051 Political Psychology of Masses 15 2
POC3065 Secrets, Lies and Spies 15 2
POC3088 Understanding Israel and Palestine: One Land, Two People 15 1
POC3090 Violence, Conflict, and Religion in the Middle East 15 2
POC3093 Understanding Israel and Palestine: Seeking Peace 15 2
POC3094 Global Policy Challenges 15 1
POC3095 Environmental Knowledge Controversies 15 2
POC3096 American Democracy and the Challenges of the 21st Century 15 1
POC3097 The Politics of Gender, Sex and Sexuality. 15 2
POC3100 The Politics of Fashion 15 2
POC3101 Contemporary Political Theory: Race, Class, Gender 15 2
POC3103 The Resource Paradox: Blessing or Curse? 15 2
POC3104 South Asian Conflict Studies 30 1 and 2
POC3106 Biopolitics of Security 15 1

College Modules Level Two

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
SSI2001 Learning from Work Experience in Social Sciences 15 1 and 2
SSI2002 Data Analysis in the Workplace 15 1
SSI3017 Learning from Work Experience in the Social Sciences 15 1 and 2
SSI3018 Work Experience Abroad 120 1, 2 and 3
SSI3999 One Year study abroad 120 1 and 2
SSIM900 Contemporary Debates in Security, Conflict and Justice 15
SSIM903 Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Design 15 2
SSIM904 Research Design Methods & Skills for AQM 15 2
SSIM905 Mathematics and Programming Skills for Social Scientists 15 2
SSIM906 Quantitative Dissertation 45 2 and 3
SSIM907 Policy Analytics: Dissertation or Research Consultancy Project 60 1 and 2