Optional modules

In POLSIS, we are proud of the extensive range of modules that are available to our students; allowing you to tailor your course and study topics that interest you the most.

Optional modules in the final year

  • African Politics (from the International Development Department)
  • Challenges to Liberal Democracy
  • Conflict and Peace: Theory and Practice
  • Contemporary Political Economy
  • Corruption and Clientelism
  • Debates in Political Theory
  • Development: the environmental challenge (from the International Development Department)
  • Environment and Climate Politics
  • Gender and World Politics
  • Global Security
  • Human Rights and Development (from the International Development Department)
  • Identity, Inequality and Inclusive Development (from the International Development Department)
  • International Negotiation
  • Law, Politics and the International System
  • New Media, Social Media and Politics
  • Parliamentary Studies
  • Parties and Voters Across the Globe
  • Regionalism and the Global South
  • Rising Powers
  • Social Justice and Politics
  • Strategy, Leadership and Foreign Policy
  • Topics in British Politics
  • Understanding Migration

Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.