Politics in The United Kingdom - POL00008I

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  • Department: Politics
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Jim Buller
  • Credit value: 30 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20 to Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

  • To provide students with a sound theoretical and empirical knowledge of UK politics.
  • To further develop students' organisational, critical and communicative skills through oral and written work.

The first half of the module introduces students to key concepts and theoretical frameworks before discussing the trajectory of UK politics from The Attlee Government through to the Blair Government. The second half of the module investigates a range of contemporary issues with reference to the various material covered in the first semester. The overall theme driving the questions and content throughout this module is where power lies in UK politics.

Module learning outcomes

  • An understanding of key concepts and theories associated with the study of UK politics.
  • The ability to relate these concepts and theories to past and present empirical developments in UK politics.
  • The ability to present clear and cogent arguments concerning the subject matter of UK politics, both orally and in writing.

 

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay - 2000 words
N/A 40
University - closed examination
Politics in The United Kingdom
2 hours 60

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay - 2000 words
N/A 40
University - closed examination
Politics in The United Kingdom
2 hours 60

Module feedback

Students will receive written timely feedback on their formative assessment. They will also have the opportunity to discuss their feedback during the module tutor's feedback and guidance hours.

Students will receive written feedback on their summative assessment no later than 20 working days after submission; and the module tutor will hold a specific session to discuss feedback, which students can also opt to attend. They will also have the opportunity to discuss their feedback during the module tutor's regular feedback and guidance hours.

Indicative reading

M. Flinders, A. Gamble, C. Hay & M. Kenny (eds.) (2009) The Oxford Handbook of British Politics (Oxford University Press).



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