Politics Undergraduate Modules at Penryn Campus in Cornwall, 2023-24

The modules in this section are only applicable to students who will be studying them between September 2023 and August 2024.

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 2024 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 2023.
  • The next compiled module list for the September 2024 - August 2025 academic year will be published here in March 2024 (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
POC1029 Work Placement 15 2
POC1031 Political Communication 15 1

Penryn Campus Level Two

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POC2005 American Politics 15 1
POC2012 The Ethics and Politics of Humanitarian Intervention 15 2
POC2018 National and Community Identity 15 2
POC2041 The Political Psychology of Elites 15 2
POC2047 Work Placement 15 1, 2 and 3
POC2085 Imagining the Good Life: From Agora to the American Dream 15 2
POC2087 Security Studies 15 2
POC2088 Understanding Israel and Palestine: One Land, Two People 15 2
POC2098 Comparative Politics 15 1
POC2103 Introduction to Postcolonialism 15 1
POC2108 Political Geographies: Local to Global 15 1
POC2114 Green Politics in Theory and Practice 15 1
POC2120 Power and Democracy 15 1
POC2123 Politics of the Middle East 15 1
POC2124 Political Analysis 15 2
POC2128 Global Authoritarianism 15 2
POC2129 Gender and Politics in Africa 15 2
POC2130 Political Behaviour across Generations and the Life Course 15 1
POC2131 Political Economy 15 1
POC2132 Politics of Work 15 2

Penryn Campus Level Three

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POC3020 The Politics of War 30 1 and 2
POC3023 Entangled Life: Radical Democracy in Theory 15 1
POC3026 Entangled Life: Radical Democracy in Practice 15 2
POC3040 Dissertation 30 1 and 2
POC3095 Environmental Knowledge Controversies 15 1
POC3097 The Politics of Gender, Sex and Sexuality 15 1
POC3103 The Resource Paradox: Blessing or Curse? 15 2
POC3105 Negotiating Postcoloniality: History and Politics of Independent India 15 1
POC3117 The Politics of Climate Change 15 2
POC3124 Political Thinkers of the Late Twentieth Century 15 2
POC3128 Post-Soviet Politics and Societies 15 2
POC3130 Controversies in American Politics 15 1
POC3133 Chinese Politics and Society 15 1
POC3134 Queer Theory in the Global Context 15 2
POC3137 The Politics of Knowledge and Ignorance 15 2
POC3138 Field Trip 15 1
POC3141 Displacement and Migration in the Middle East 15 1
POC3142 Social and Islamist Armed Movements 15 2
POC3144 Gender and Politics in Africa 15 2
POC3146 Party Politics, Voters and Elections in Britain 15 2
POC3147 Politics of Work 15 2
POC3148 Political Psychology and Society 15 2