Political Change: New Technologies and Corruption (L1999)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module focuses on corruption and innovation, looking at two fundamental issues: a) what shapes and forms can corruption take in contemporary society marked by technological advancements; and b) what types of policies are in place to tackle such challenges and what is missing.

By the end of the module you will be familiar with the current debates that surround areas of innovation (e.g. IT industry, robotics) and new technologies (artificial intelligence) as well as the major challenges in dealing with corruption in such contexts. The formative assessment requires you to analyse an existing anti-corruption policy in a cutting edge sector/company/area. The summative assessment builds on the formative one, but asks you not only evaluate, but also creatively suggest new, more grounded policies in the chosen field.


100%: Seminar


30%: Coursework (Presentation)
70%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

We’re currently reviewing contact hours for modules and will update with further information as soon as it is available.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: