Level of study Third/Final year
Credit value 20
Semester 1 and 2
Pre-requisite modules Where students take this course as a 10 credit unit they will be expected to undertake self directed study of the material not covered from the readin
This module will introduce students to the main interpretations of change in British politics during the post-war period. Topics covered will include the post-war consensus, 'Thatcherism', 'Blairism', constitutional reform in Britain and Britain's relationship with Europe.
The second semester will examine in detail broad trends in British politics, contemporary interpretations of change in postwar British politics and key developments in British public policy.
Teaching and learning methods
These courses are taught by a combination of lectures, classes and directed reading.
This module is available as:
Autumn term only 10 credit unit – 3,000 word assessed essay
Spring term only 10 credit unit – 3,000 word assessed essay
Whole Year 20 credit unit – 4,000 word assessed essay (50%) and 3 hour examination (50%).