Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2126: Environmental policy in times of crisis

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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

  • The environment as a policy problem
  • EU Environmental Policy
  • British Environmental policy
  • Environmental Leaders and Laggards
  • EU Economic crisis and environmental policy
  • Policy windows of opportunities or policy dismantling
  • Brexit and Environmental policy
  • Case Study 1: Agriculture post Brexit
  • Case Study 2: Climate Change post Brexit
  • COVID-19 and the environment

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 Activity2211 x 2-hour (1 hour Lecture + 1 hour Seminar)
Guided Independent Study50Private study – reading and preparing for lecture and seminar
Guided Independent Study78Preparation for essays – including researching and collating relevant sources; planning the structure and argument; writing up the essay