Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL1046: The State of the UK: Identifying Marginalised Identities and Addressing Inequalities

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.


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

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Sarah Cooper (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This module will introduce foundational concepts for the study of UK Politics, including Parliament’s constitutional basis and the process of devolution, and considers theories of power to questions who can access such resource. The module provides a detailed examination of the impact of contemporary law and policy on citizens, and identifies marginalised identities and the associated inequalities embedded in public institutions. In an empirical sense, this involves the study of trends including institutional bias and heteronormativity in the law, through case studies such as ableism and Housing, LGBTQI+ and healthcare, BAME students and education, and women and employment. The course will develop to additionally appreciate the global context and the UK’s synergies and differences on these issues with its international counterparts.  

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