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School of Politics and International Relations

POL243 British Politics

POL243 British Politics (POL243A – Autumn, POL243B – Spring)

Module code: POL243

Credits: 30
Semester: A & B
Timetable:

Seminar Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm Lecture Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am

Module Convenor: Dr James Strong
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module offers an intermediate-level grounding in contemporary British politics and government. Students will learn about the UK's political constitution, sovereign parliament, electoral politics, public debate, cabinet government, civil service and devolved and local administrations. They will develop a breadth and depth of knowledge, and a range of capabilities, that will prepare them to pursue careers in Westminster, Whitehall and beyond.

 

Assessment: Item 1: 50% Portfolio 1 (3000 words) Item 2: 50% Portfolio 2 (3000 words)
Level: 5

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