Politics Undergraduate Modules at Penryn Campus in Cornwall, 2019-20

The modules in this section are only applicable to students who will be studying them between September 2019 and August 2020.

If you wish to look at details for a module you studied in an earlier academic year please see undergraduate modules for other academic years.

If you intend to study one of these modules from September 2020 or later, you may refer to these descriptors as a guide; but please be aware that details they contain – including (but not limited to) reading lists, duration and assessments – may change for your academic year.


  • The module list for Level One is currently incomplete; this will be finalised in August 2019.
  • The next compiled module list for the September 2020 - August 2021 academic year will be published here in March 2020 (exact date to be confirmed).

Information for Inbound Exchange Students

Please note that inbound study abroad students studying in Penryn for one semester only can only choose from modules that are running in either Term 1 or Term 2. You are not able to choose modules that run in Terms '1 and 2' as these modules run for the full year.

Penryn Campus Level One

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POC1003 British Government and Politics 15 1
POC1014 The Public Policy Process 15 2
POC1021 Key Concepts in Politics and International Relations 15 1
POC1022 Violence in World Politics 15 2
POC1023 Participating in Politics 15 1
POC1026 Power, Inequality and Global Justice 15 2
POC1028 Modern Political Theory 15 2

Penryn Campus Level Two

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POC2012 The Ethics and Politics of Humanitarian Intervention 15 2
POC2018 National and Community Identity 15 2
POC2041 The Political Psychology of Elites 15 1
POC2047 Work Placement 15 1
POC2048 Research Methods in International Relations 15 2
POC2065 Secrets, Lies and Spies 15 1
POC2083 The Research Toolkit for Politics and International Relations 30 1 and 2
POC2084 Foreign Policy 15 1
POC2086 Governing the Good Life: Contemporary International Studies 15 1
POC2087 Security Studies 15 1
POC2098 Comparative Politics 15 2
POC2099 Sparking Social Change 15 1
POC2103 Introduction to Postcolonialism 15 2
POC2113 Violence, Truth, and Reconciliation: Bearing Witness 15 1
POC2114 Green Politics in Theory and Practice 15 2
POC2117 The Politics of Climate Change 15 1
POC2120 Power and Democracy 15 2
POC2123 Politics of the Middle East 15 2

Penryn Campus Level Three

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POC3040 Dissertation 30 1 and 2
POC3051 Political Psychology of Masses 15 2
POC3072F Politics of Protest 15 2
POC3094 Global Policy Challenges 15 1
POC3097 The Politics of Gender, Sex and Sexuality 15 1
POC3100 The Politics of Fashion 15 2
POC3105 Negotiating Postcoloniality: History and Politics of Independent India 15 2
POC3107 The Politics of Statelessness 15 2
POC3110 State Crime 15 1
POC3111 Political Sociology 15 1
POC3115 Political Campaign Strategy 15 1
POC3119 The Modern Civil Service: Working in Government 15 2
POC3121 Public Opinion from Cradle to Grave 15 1, 2 and 3
POC3122 American Democracy and the Challenges of the 21st Century: The Presidency, Congress, and the Courts 15 2
POC3124 Political Thinkers of the Late Twentieth Century 15 1
POC3125 Writing to Change the World: Pamphlets, Blogs and Manifestos 15 2
POC3126 New York Field Trip 30 1 and 2
POC3127 Gendered Politics of the Middle East 15 1