Politics Undergraduate Modules at Penryn Campus in Cornwall, 2020-21

The modules in this section are only applicable to students who will be studying them between September 2020 and August 2021.

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 2021 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 2020.
  • The next compiled module list for the September 2021 - August 2022 academic year will be published here in March 2021 (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 2
POC1022 Violence in World Politics 15 2
POC1023 Participating in Politics 15 1
POC1026 Power, Inequality and Global Justice 15 1
POC1028 Modern Political Theory 15 2

Penryn Campus Level Two

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POC2005 American Politics 15 1
POC2012 The Ethics and Politics of Humanitarian Intervention 15 1
POC2018 National and Community Identity 15 2
POC2047 Work Placement 15 1
POC2084 Foreign Policy 15 2
POC2087 Security Studies 15 2
POC2098 Comparative Politics 15 1
POC2099 Sparking Social Change 15 2
POC2103 Introduction to Postcolonialism 15 1
POC2117 The Politics of Climate Change 15 1
POC2120 Power and Democracy 15 1
POC2123 Politics of the Middle East 15 2
POC2124 Political Analysis 15 2

Penryn Campus Level Three

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POC3040 Dissertation 30 1 and 2
POC3051 Political Psychology of Masses 15 1
POC3088 Understanding Israel and Palestine: One Land, Two People 15 1
POC3103 The Resource Paradox: Blessing or Curse? 15 2
POC3106 Biopolitics of Security 15 1
POC3110 State Crime 15 1
POC3111 Political Sociology 15 2
POC3115 Political Campaign Strategy 15 1
POC3117 The Politics of Climate Change 15 1
POC3124 Political Thinkers of the Late Twentieth Century 15 2
POC3127 Gendered Politics of the Middle East 15 2
POC3128 Post-Soviet Politics and Societies 15 1
POC3130 Controversies in American Politics 15 2
POC3131 The Revival of Global Authoritarianism 15 2
POC3132 Politics of War 15 2