Integrity, Anti-Corruption and Ethics: Policies, Practices, Politics (718M9)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

The aim of this module is to show how shifting the focus of the public policy agenda from anti-corruption to integrity can have a significant impact on the success of anti-corruption initiatives.

On this module, you’ll explore the links between corruption and political legitimacy through a three-dimensional model which connects the problem – corruption, the solution – integrity, and the path from one to the other – ethics.

By comparing different political environments and sectors, you’ll analyse the effectiveness of public policies related to anti-corruption and integrity. You'll study relevant issues such as ‘democratisation’, ‘transition’ and ‘good governance’ and the social conditions in which these phenomena occur.



100%: Seminar


30%: Coursework (Media production)
70%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 20 hours of contact time and about 280 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.