Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3277: Developments in British Politics: Institutions and Behaviour

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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

  • Models of British politics
  • Executive politics (PM, Cabinet, policy making and implementation)
  • The Parliament and representation
  • Elections, parties, voting, and the electoral system
  • The constitution, devolution, calls for independence and the future of the UK
  • British Citizenship, equality and fair treatment
  • Britain, Europe and the World (including the development of Brexit)
  • Reforms to the UK system (electoral, constitutional, improving policy and implementation)

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
Schedule Learning and Teaching Activity2211 x 2 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study44Seminar preparation
Guided Independent Study84Coursework including essay planning and writing

Online Resources

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

ELE – https://vle.exeter.ac.uk/