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POL243 British Politics

(POL243A – Autumn, POL243B – Spring)

Level: 5

Credits: 30 credits

Semester: 3 and 4

Contact: Prof Philip Cowley

Overlap: None

Prerequisite: POL100

Associate Availability: Full Year, Spring and Autumn

This module will provide students with an advanced knowledge of the British Political system. It is divided into two principal parts: the study of the institutions of British politics, and the study of political culture, behaviour and participation within those institutions. Topics covered include: constitutional reform, Parliament, Prime Minister and the Cabinet system, civil service devolution, role of the judiciary, representation, political engagement, electoral and party systems, political parties, electoral behaviour and pressure groups.

Assessment: 2 x 2,500 word Essays (20% each) & Exam (60%)

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