Politics Undergraduate Modules at Streatham Campus in Exeter, 2022-23

Selecting Your Modules

The modules in this section are only applicable to students who will be studying them between September 2022 and August 2023. (See also: information for students studying these modules before or after 2022-23.)

All modules are subject to change and not all modules are available across all programmes due to timetabling constraints, module size constraints and availability. During the Online Module Selection and Module Change process, the modules available to your programme will be confirmed.

The module list for Level One is currently incomplete; this will be finalised in August 2022.

Information for Inbound Exchange Students

Inbound study abroad students studying in Exeter 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.

For students studying these modules before or after the 2022-23 academic year

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 2023 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 next compiled module list for the September 2023 - August 2024 academic year will be published here in March 2023 (exact date to be confirmed).

Streatham Campus Level One

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POL1017 Globalisation of World Politics 15 1
POL1018 The Challenges of World Politics in the Twenty-First Century 15 2
POL1019 Power and Democracy 15 1
POL1020 Politics in Europe 15 1
POL1025 Classical Political Thought 15 1
POL1026 Early Modern Political Thought 15 2
POL1028 Introduction to Strategic Studies 15 2
POL1029 Introduction to Comparative Politics 15 2
POL1045 International Politics of the Global South 15 2
POL1046 The State of the UK: Identifying Marginalised Identities and Addressing Inequalities 15 1
POL1047 Global Sustainability Governance and Policy 15 1

Streatham Campus Level Two

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POL2020 Contemporary Theories of World Politics 15 1
POL2026 Political Analysis: Behaviour, Institutions, Ideas 15 1
POL2027 The Politics of the World Economy 15 2
POL2046 The Economics of Politics 15 2
POL2047 American Politics 15 1
POL2050 Political Philosophy 15 1
POL2057 Security Studies 15 2
POL2059 Political Thought of Modernity 15 2
POL2076 Rising Powers, Peace and Conflict 15 1
POL2079 Contemporary Public Debate in an Age of 'Anti-Politics' 15 1
POL2081 Thinking about Race: Perspectives from the Biological and Social Sciences 15 2
POL2082 Changing Character of Warfare 15 1
POL2086 Strategy and Psychology in Foreign Policy 15 2
POL2098 What is Law? Jurisprudence from Stone Tablet to Brain Imaging 15 1
POL2099 The Politics of Social Justice 15 1
POL2100 Political Conflicts in Europe 15 2
POL2102 Explaining Public Policies 15 1
POL2104 Party Politics and Democracy 15 2
POL2106 America in the World 15 2
POL2109 International Organisations in a Contested World Order 15 2
POL2112 Politics and Its Discontents 15 2
POL2113 Parliamentary Studies 15 1
POL2114 Issues in Modern British Politics 15 2
POL2115 British Foreign Policy 15 2
POL2116 Political Economy of Armed Conflicts 15 1
POL2119 Transformations of Social and Political Realities through Smartphones 15 1
POL2121 Politics and Conflict in Deeply Divided Societies 15 2
POL2122 The Politics and Policies of Youth Engagement 15 2
POL2123 The Idea of Human Rights 15 1
POL2124 The Politics of the Body 15 2
POL2125 The West, Civilizations, and World Order 15 1
POL2127 Electoral Politics 15 2

Streatham Campus Level Three

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POL3000 Deadly Words: The Language of Political Violence 15 2
POL3040 Dissertation 30 1 and 2
POL3051 The Media in Europe 30 1 and 2
POL3054 Nuclear Weapons in International Relations 15 2
POL3069 Globalisation and the Politics of Resistance 30 1 and 2
POL3124 Anarchism and World Ordering 30 1 and 2
POL3132 Globalisation and Democratic Politics: the End of the Nation State? 30 1 and 2
POL3136 Political Psychology 30 1 and 2
POL3156 Central Asian Politics 30 1 and 2
POL3168 War and its Aftermath: Interventions and Contemporary Conflict 30 1 and 2
POL3174 International Security and US Foreign Policy 30 1 and 2
POL3180 Latin American Parties, Politics and Elections 30 1 and 2
POL3193 Women in the Criminal Justice System: Law, Policy and Institutions 30 1 and 2
POL3194 Rethinking the Politics of Communities 30 1 and 2
POL3202 China in World Affairs 30 1 and 2
POL3206 The Political Economy of the State 30 1 and 2
POL3214 Disrupting Western Hegemony: Insurgency and Counterinsurgency Post-WWII 15 1
POL3217 Feminist Political Theory 30 1 and 2
POL3226 Money, Lobbying, and Policymaking 30 1 and 2
POL3231 Research Experience 15 1
POL3242 Political Representation UK-Style 30 1 and 2
POL3247 Politics of Biology 15 2
POL3248 Marxism(s) and International Relations 15 1
POL3257 Understanding Terrorism and Counterterrorism 30 1 and 2
POL3258 The Politics of Humour 30 1 and 2
POL3259 Climate Justice 30 1 and 2
POL3264 International Relations in Global History 15 1
POL3265 Maritime Power and Security in Global Politics 30 1 and 2
POL3267 Misinformation, Misperceptions and Conspiracy Theories 15 1
POL3270 East Asian Regional Order 15 1
POL3273 Dark Masters? Political Advisers in Modern Democracies 15 1
POL3277 Developments in British Politics: Institutions and Behaviour 15 2
POL3280 Recognition in World Politics 15 2
POL3281 Trumping the Mainstream: The Populist Radical Right and Democratic Politics 15 2
POL3282 World Orders: Past, Present, and Future 30 1 and 2
POL3283 Hope and Politics 30 1 and 2
POL3285 Russia in Global Politics 30 1 and 2
POL3288 Political Science and the Real World 30 1 and 2

College Modules

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
SSI1005 Introduction to Social Data 15 1
SSI1006 Data Analysis in Social Science 1 15 2
SSI1007 Introduction to Data Analytics in R or Python
SSI1008 Introduction to Data Analytics in Microsoft Excel
SSI2001 Learning from Work Experience in Social Sciences 15 1 and 2
SSI2002 Data Analysis in the Workplace 15 2
SSI2004 Research Design in the Social Sciences 15 2
SSI2005 Data Analysis in Social Science 2 15 1
SSI2006 Immigration in Western Societies 15 1
SSI2007 Data Analysis in Social Science 3 15 1
SSI3002 Immigration in Western Societies 15 1
SSI3003 Data Analysis in Social Science 3 15 1
SSI3017 Learning from Work Experience in the Social Sciences 15 1 and 2
SSI3019 Quantitative Dissertation 30 1 and 2
SSI3020 Employment Experience (UK and Abroad) 120 1, 2 and 3
SSI3999 Year Abroad 120 1 and 2