Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2124: Political Analysis

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Sabiha Allouche (Convenor)

Available via distance learning


This module will introduce you to research design and political analysis. You will engage with a range of theories and approaches to the study of Politics and International Relations. It will challenge you to reflect on the assumptions that underpin various methods, which shape the questions that can be asked and answered. As experts in their field, staff will provide an introduction to a particular approach and method. Each staff member will also guide you through an application of their approach/method in the context of a particular research project. Through the module you will be taught how to generate your own research questions, design and plan an independent research project, and conduct a literature review.

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