Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM148: Brexit: Causes, Interpretation and Implications

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Sandra Kroger (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


The UK in all likelihood exiting the EU is a defining moment both in the UK’s recent history as well as that of the EU. This module will address the different stages of Brexit, from the early days of the UK’s ‘awkward’ relationship with the EU, over the decision to hold a referendum, the campaigns and the result, to the ongoing negotiations as well as the already visible and likely implications of Brexit, both for the UK and the EU, as well as the degree of citizen support for Brexit. In so doing, it will equip you with the knowledge necessary to engage in the defining contemporary British political debate.

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