Anti-Corruption (956M9)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module analyses the wide and diverse set of anti-corruption approaches, procedures, mechanisms and policies that have been developed by governments, international organisations and interest groups. It analyses the nexus between quality of governance and (un)successful anti-corruption strategies, and co-ordinates theoretical insight from a range of disciplines with a range of practical examples.

You will learn to critically evaluate anti-corrption regimes, the polices they promote, and the motives that lie behind their creation. You will also learn to critically assess which type of anti-corruption regime is likely to be successful in which particular context.


100%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 20 hours of contact time and about 130 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 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.