Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC1003: British Government and Politics

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

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module's precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:



-Political participation

-Mass media

-Prime Minister, Cabinet, civil service

-Multi-level governance

-The House of Commons and the House of Lords

-Parties and leaders

-Environmental policy and climate change

-Economic Policy

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 Teaching Activity16.5 Lectures (11 x 1.5 hours)
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity11Tutorials (11 x 1 hour) are based on lecture topics. Every student will be expected to present during the term
Guided independent study122.5Reading: 44 hours (1 on text book; 3 on required and recommended, per week). Writing notes from readings: 16.5 (1.5 hours per week). Assignments: 62 hours (5 on bibliographic essay; 28.5 on each essay)

Online Resources

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