Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3250: Environmental Policy in Times of Crisis

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Mr Michail Melidis (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


After a long period in the doldrums, environmental issues are now at the forefront of the mainstream politics affecting various sectors of business, society and citizens' life. This module investigates the evolution, changes and challenges of EU and British environmental policy after the recent economic crisis and during Brexit negotiations. In this course, you will have the opportunity to study and critique the latest developments of the environmental policy from a European and British perspective. You will also explore topics including: the role of the environment in policy making; the historical development of EU and British environmental policy, who is environmental leader and laggard, the impact of the recent economic crisis and Brexit and lastly some case studies. In terms of teaching method, the module will involve 2-hour workshops which merge lectures and seminars into a single, more interactive learning experience. The workshops will involve multimedia delivery in the form of audio-visual resources. These will be supported by links to further optional online material.

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