Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM160: Yes Special Adviser. Political Advisers and Policy Making in a Global Perspective

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover the following main parts.

  • PART I: Advisers and their institutional habitat
  • PART II:  Advisers and policy making
  • PART III: Advisers and their relationship with civil servants and politicians
  • PART IV: Advisers and accountability

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2211 x 2 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study100Reading set texts & doing wider reading
Guided Independent Study100Conducting individual research
Guided Independent Study78Preparing for assignments & hands-on work

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).