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School of Politics and International Relations

POLM097 From Blitz to Brexit: Britain and the EU

Credits: 30 credits

Semester: Semester B

Timetable: Fridays 9:00-11:00 

Contact: Dr Paul Copeland

Availability: Optional module for MA International Relations, MSc Public Policy and MSc International Public Policy students


This module critically analyses the UK's relationship with the process of European integration to explore the drivers behind the UK's reluctance to embrace the European Project and why, in June 2016, the UK took the decision to leave the European Union. Students will gain a historical and analytical insight into one of Europe's most difficult challenges: the potential fragmentation of the European Union.


  • Item 1: 25% Presentation (15 min)
  • Item 2: 75% Research Essay (4000 words)
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