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2020/21 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: 360

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:

PIED1100British Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED1110Comparative Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED1511International Politics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED1551Power and Conflict - an Introduction20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED1601Freedom, Power and Resistance: An Introduction to Political Ideas20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

You may choose one of the following optional modules 0-20 credits OR choose a 20 credit discovery module

PIED1212Making of the Modern World20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED1806Contemporary Africas: Politics, Society and the Environment20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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.

You may choose to take a 20 credits discovery module. Please check to see that you have the necessary prerequisities before you enrol.

Discovery modules can be found within the catalogue. They are identified with a D before the title and must begin with a 1 e.g PIED 1XXX . Please be aware you can only take level 1 modules at level 1

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 1 (Sep to Jan)

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 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2602Justice, Community and Conflict20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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.

FOSS2001State of Emergency: Social science and the COVID-19 pandemic20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2126The Conservative Party Since 194520 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2160Spin Doctors and Electioneering20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2301Politics and Policy in the EU20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2448Politics of Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2455State and Politics in Africa20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2463United States Politics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2706The UK Parliament: Between Tradition and Reform20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

FURTHER OPTIONS
You must select a minimum of 80 credits of Politics modules overall. To do this you can choose up to 60 credits from the following list.

PIED2220North-South Linkages20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2501Theories of International Relations20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2558Security Studies20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2706The UK Parliament: Between Tradition and Reform20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2711Analysing Data in Politics, Development and International Relations20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Or you can select 20 credits from the above list of modules to make up your 80 credits of Polis modules. You can then select 40 credits of discovery modules if you wish.

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 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

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

FOSS3001State of Emergency: Social science and the COVID-19 pandemic20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3158British Foreign Policy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3160Prime Ministers and British Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3171The Politics of national identity in the UK20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3310Britain and the EU20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3325Europe in the World20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3408Nuclear Weapons and Global Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3608Philosophy of Human Rights20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3611Radical Political Ideas20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3617Reimagining Politics: Gender, Race, and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3810Video Games: Politics, Society and Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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

FOSS3001State of Emergency: Social science and the COVID-19 pandemic20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3202Land, Fuel and Agriculture20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3207International Development and Social Policy20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3261Violence and Reconciliation in Africa20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3402American Foreign Policy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3504Critically Analysing The Responsibility to Protect20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3565Terrorism: Concepts, Debates, Cases20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3617Reimagining Politics: Gender, Race, and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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.

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