Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM003M: Policy and Politics: the theory and Strategy of Delivering Public Services MPA ONLY

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will include the following topics in the order indicated:

 1. What is theory and how do we know what we know?

2. Models and Approaches

3. Issues in Comparative Policy Study and Analysis

4. Internationalization and Domestic Policy Formation

5. Comparing Major Policy Fields-

6. Comparing Policy Instruments

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 and Teaching88 Lectures (1 hour each)
Scheduled Learning and Teaching77 Seminars (1 hour each)
Scheduled Learning and Teaching3One Guest Presentation (3 hours)
Guided independent study82Reading, thinking and preparing for lectures and workshops
Guided independent study100Assignment preparation

Online Resources

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