Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC1032: Return to Learning - British Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module's precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • British Politics, Icons and Identities
  • The Long Legacy of Colonialism
  • Fragmented Britain and Regional Inequality
  • Pandemic Politics
  • Community Politics in Britain
  • Global Britain:  Is Britain an Island?
  • The Mass Media: Echo Chambers or Pluralist?
  • The Legislature:
  • The Executive Process
  • Political Participation in Parties, Elections, and Referendums.

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
26.5123.5

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

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity16.5Online Lectures, Podcasts, and Learning Activities (11 x1.5 hours)
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity6Seminars (3 x 2 hours) Every student will be expected to present during the term
Guided Independent Study127.5Reading: 47 hours (1 on text book; 3 on required and recommended, per week). Writing notes from readings: 16.5 (1.5 hours per week). Assignments: 63 hours (6 on Academic Communication in Politics assignment; 57 on essay)

Online Resources

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

https://www.parliament.uk/