Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC1031: Political Communication

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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:


  • Decolonisation
  • Situating the academic institution
  • Inclusive learning communities
  • Positionality and identity



Key skills focused on may include:

  • Research
  • Note Making
  • Critical Thinking
  • Essay Style and Structure
  • Public Speaking
  • Group Work
  • Time Management
  • Critical analysis of knowledge sources
  • Self-reflection/ attention to partial perspectives

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 & Teaching Activities16.511 x 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities1111 x 1 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study33Reading and preparing for seminars
Guided Independent Study22Researching and writing formative assessments and assignments
Guided Independent Study67.5Preparation for summative assignments

Online Resources

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

Web-based and electronic resources:

Home | StudyHub (fxplus.ac.uk)

SAGE study skills books - helping students study smarter (sagepub.com)

Become a Student and Study Abroad - Times Higher Education