Politics

Contemporary Issues in Politics

Module code: M1050
Level 4
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Seminar, Lecture
Assessment modes: Essay

This module takes a number of key isues in contemporary politics and examines the issues using the approaches and findings from the relevant academic research and literature. The module is designed to give you an understanding of the discipline of politics and how it is used to explain and understand contemporary issues in politics.

Module learning outcomes

  • Identify and describe key issues in contemporary politics
  • Describe and contrast different academic approaches to an issue in politics
  • Apply academic approaches and concepts to an issue
  • Make a clear argument about why an approach or concept helps us in dealing with an issue in contemporary politics