Political Change: The Politics of Euroscepticism (L2055)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

Explore the ways that political change has led to European integration becoming increasingly politicised through the growth of Euroscepticism.

Taking a comparative approach, we look across Europe to consider trends and variations. You’ll consider:

  • how Euroscepticism plays out in domestic politics of European states
  • public opinion on European integration
  • the party politics of Euroscepticism
  • the effects of Euroscepticism on policy and politics, including the case of Brexit.


100%: Seminar


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

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 267 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.


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