Unless indicated otherwise the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2023.
Modules in the first year
In the first year, you are provided with the basic knowledge and skills to study politics and philosophy. You will also have the opportunity to take other introductory social science courses.
- Problems of Philosophy A and B
- Understanding Politics
- Introduction to Political Theory
- Philosopher's Toolkit
- Pathways to Political Research 1 and 2
- Moral and Political Philosophy or
- Reasons to Believe
Modules in the second year
In the second year, you have the opportunity to develop specialised knowledge in areas that you find of greatest interest, such as political theory and analysis, European integration, British politics, American politics, comparative European politics, and political economy.
- Comparative Politics or
- Research Design
- Choose at least one politics module
- Choose 2 philosophy modules or an additional politics module
In your third year you will register for the equivalent of 120 credits at the host institution. You will have to undertake and pass the assessment for 60 credits of the modules for which you are registered at the host institution. A Pass is required for progression to the 4th year of the programme. These credits will not contribute to the overall degree classification.
- POLSIS year abroad
- Year Abroad Assessment Module
Modules in the final year
In addition to choosing modules from a wide range of options, you will undertake an independent research project on a topic of your own choosing.
If you want to take advantage of a unique opportunity to be supported with a work placement opportunity as part of your final year, this course includes the opportunity to undertake a 'Professional Development' module as part of your optional module choices.
- Dissertation plus optional modules or
- A Philosophical project plus optional modules
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.