Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2118: Law, Politics and (Dis)Order

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

The course will be divided into three sections. Although the exact content will vary year to year, the following topics will be covered:


Part 1: The Role of Law

The Separation of Powers


Theories of Governance


Part 2: Law and Order

Judicial Process

The Courtroom

Social Change


Part 3: Changing the Law

The Legislative Process


Public Inquiries and Judicial Review

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 and teaching activities2211 x 2 hour seminar
Guided independent studies42Seminar preparation and reading
Guided independent study44Consultation paper preparation and writing
Guided independent study22Exam preparation and revision

Online Resources

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