Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL1001B: State of Britain

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.


NQF Level 4
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Sarah Cooper ()





Available via distance learning


The module will engage you in current political debates on how the UK policy agenda is set and the manner in which public policy has changed in recent decades. You will analyse the influences on these trends past and present and discuss the implications of these trends for politics and policymaking. The module combines the use of basic theory with case studies of UK policy making. These are updated on a rolling (annual) basis to ensure they explore contemporary issues that illustrate the role of the State in Britain. The module will provide you with a foundational understanding of how policy is made, exploring the policy process as it relates to the role of the British State.

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this module. It is suitable for students specialising in Politics, but is also recommended for students on interdisciplinary pathways that include politics.

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