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.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Although the exact content will vary year to year, the following topics will be covered on the course:

  • Introduction: Parliament and Beyond
  • Locating Power
  • Pressure Group Activity
  • Ableism and Housing   
  • Devolution
  • Women and Employment
  • The Global Context
  • BAME Students and Education
  • Heteronormativity and the Law
  • LGBTQI+ and Healthcare
  • Conclusion

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities16.511 x 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities1010 x 1 hour tutorials
Guided Independent Study 42Tutorial preparation and reading
Guided Independent Study 42Essay preparation and writing
Guided Independent Study 42Exam preparation and revision

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

ELE – https://vle.exeter.ac.uk/