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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

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

Description: 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.


Research Brief – 800 words (15%), Media Article – 800 words (15%), Job Application Letter – 1200 words (20%), Reflective Portfolio – 3000 words (50%)

Autumn semester only associates: Research Brief – 800 words (20%), Media Article – 800 words (20%), Reflective Portfolio – 2000 words (60%)

Spring semester only associates – Job Application Letter – 1200 (40%), Reflective Portfolio – 2000 words (60%)

Level: 5