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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Politics

Programme code:BA-POLIUCAS code:L200
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr David Seawright Contact address:D.Seawright@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

Normally A,A,B at 'A' level or equivalent.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Politics and International Studies

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Politics and International Studies

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Politics and International Relations

Programme specification:

The programme will critically engage with the nature of Political Studies furnishing the student with a historically informed and theoretically aware academic understanding of the dynamics of political phenomena and an in depth understanding of political processes, both at the domestic and international levels.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

You are required to study the following compulsory modules:

PIED1000Studying and Researching in POLIS5 creditsSemester 1
PIED1100British Politics20 creditsSemester 2
PIED1110Comparative Politics20 creditsSemester 2
PIED1212Making of the Modern World20 creditsSemester 1
PIED1511International Politics20 creditsSemester 1
PIED1601Freedom, Power and Resistance: An Introduction to Political Ideas20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

You may choose one of the following optional modules 0-20 credits:

PIED1201Global Development Challenges20 creditsSemester 2
PIED1806Contemporary Africas: Politics, Society and the Environment20 creditsSemester 2

Please speak to your Programme Leader if you need further advice about study choices.

Discovery modules:

Alternatively, you may choose to take 20 credits of discovery modules. Please check to see that you have the necessary prerequisities before you enrol.

POLIS hosts the multi-disciplinary power and conflict module which you may choose to take if you wish. However there are also numerous other discovery modules based in other schools that you may choose from

PIED1551Power and Conflict - an Introduction20 creditsSemester 2

Your total credits for the year should be 125.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

You are required to study the following compulsory module:

PIED2721Approaches to Analysis20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

POLITICAL THEORY OPTIONS
You are required to choose 20 - 40 credits from the following Political Theory modules. You must pass at least 20 credits of modules in this group.

PIED2601Revolution and Reaction: Political Problems in the 20th Century20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2602Justice, Community and Conflict20 creditsSemester 2

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL SYSTEMS OPTIONS
You are required to choose at least 20 and up to 80 credits from the following Government and Political Systems modules. You must pass at least 20 credits of modules in this group.

PIED2126The Conservative Party Since 194520 creditsSemester 1
PIED2139The Labour Party Since 194520 creditsSemester 2
PIED2160Spin Doctors and Electioneering20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2301Politics and Policy in the EU20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2403Comparative Politics of Pacific Asia20 creditsSemester 2
PIED2448Politics of Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2455State and Politics in Africa20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2463United States Politics20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2706The UK Parliament: Between Tradition and Reform20 creditsSemester 1

FURTHER OPTIONS
You may choose up to 60 credits of further options from the following list.

PIED2220North-South Linkages20 creditsSemester 2
PIED2501Theories of International Relations20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2558Security Studies20 creditsSemester 2
PIED2706The UK Parliament: Between Tradition and Reform20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2711Analysing Data in Politics, Development and International Relations20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2810Career Planning for POLIS Students20 creditsSemester 1

You must choose a minimum of 80 credits of Politics modules. Please speak to your Programme Leader if you need further advice about study choices.

Discovery modules:

You may choose up to 40 credits of discovery modules. Please check to see that you have the necessary prerequisities before you enrol.

Your total credits for the year should be 120.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

You are required to study the following dissertation module:

PIED3750Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

You are required to study at least 40 and up to 80 credits of optional modules from the following list:

PIED3158British Foreign Policy20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3160Prime Ministers and British Politics20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3170The End of British Politics?20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3171The Politics of national identity in the UK20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3172Parliaments and the Public20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3206The Politics of Aid20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3302Extreme Right Parties in Contemporary Europe20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3310Britain and the EU20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3325Europe in the World20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3408Nuclear Weapons and Global Politics20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3603Political Psychology: on Authority and Obedience20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3608Philosophy of Human Rights20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3609Radical Political Ideas: Marx, Nietzsche, Schmitt, Foucault, Kristeva20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3617Reimagining Politics: Gender, Race, and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3810Video Games: Politics, Society and Culture20 creditsSemester 1

FURTHER OPTIONS
You may choose up to 40 credits of further options from the following list.

PIED3202Land, Fuel and Agriculture20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3207International Development and Social Policy20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3261Violence and Reconciliation in Africa20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3402American Foreign Policy20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3504Critically Analysing The Responsibility to Protect20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3505Dirty War: Insurgency, the State and Cities20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3565Terrorism: Concepts, Debates, Cases20 creditsSemester 1

You must choose a minimum of 100 credits in Politics modules. Please speak to your Programme Leader if you need further advice about study choices.

Discovery modules:

You may choose up to 20 credits of discovery modules. Please check to see that you have the necessary prerequisities before you enrol.

Your total credits for the year should be 120.

Last updated: 28/08/2019

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