Corruption in Comparative Context (963M9)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

Corruption can look and feel different in different places. Taught by a range of faculty members, this module unpacks the shape and form of corrupt practice across a range of countries. We will look at countries in Europe and beyond.

We aim to:

  • outline the similarities and differences in corrupt practice across national borders
  • help you draw lessons about what works in terms of fighting corruption and why it works
  • highlight how understanding context is vital to developing potentially impactful anti-corruption practice.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 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 2024/25. 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.