You will take Politics plus two other subjects in Year 1.
Semesters 1 - 3
In Semesters 1 - 3 you will take the following modules:
- The Politics of the British Isles: This module explores major institutions and processes in British politics.
- Political Concepts and Ideas: This module offers an introduction to political theory by exploring ideas and concepts central to the political debate.
- Introduction to International Politics: This module covers mainstream theories of international relations, analyses key international organisations (e.g. the UN and NATO) and explores contemporary issues and debates in world politics after the Cold War and 9/11.
In Semester 4 you take the following modules:
- Great Political Thinkers: this module explores some of the key issues in political theory by focusing on five influential writers: Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Mill and Marx.
- Comparative Politics: Power and Representation in Western Europe: this module is designed to encourage students to think more deeply about political structures and processes in the UK by comparing these with other countries in the European Union and the US.
Semesters 5 - 8
In Semesters 5 - 8 you will choose from a broad range of advanced (level 10) modules including:
- Research Methods in Politics
- British Territorial Politics
- Scottish Politics and Government
- Politics of British Social Democracy
- Regionalism in Europe
- Left and Right Communitarianism
- Politics of Justice, Equality and Rights
- Political Communications
- US Foreign Policy
- Environmental Politics in an International Context
- Issues in International Politics
- Party Systems in Comparative Perspective
- Green Politics: Theory and Analysis
- Germany, Europe and the World
- American Politics
- Problems in International Politics
- Social Movements in World Politics
- History of Political Thought
- Occupied Europe: Conquest, Resistance and Occupation
- Freedom, Violence and Repression: the People and Revolution
- Business in International Politics
- European Union and the US
- Political Thought of George Orwell
Teaching and assessment
- Lectures and tutorials
- Exams, essays and presentations
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(For a Combined Honours degree the higher entrance requirements of the subjects usually apply.)