Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3277: Developments in British Politics: Institutions and Behaviour

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Oliver James (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

none

Co-requisites

none

Available via distance learning

No

This module analyses contemporary United Kingdom politics and the developments that shaped current times. Brexit drives change, Covid 19 creates challenges, Scotland and Northern Ireland remaining in UK is questioned. Key political institutions (legislative, executive, judicial, party and electoral systems) and political behaviour (including voting and broader political participation) are addressed. Themes include representation, citizenship and equality, devolution, policy-making and political leadership.

The module is recommended for students specialising in politics and those on interdisciplinary pathways that include politics (there are no pre- or co-requisites required).

Module created

28/01/2022

Last revised

14/03/2022