Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module seeks to offer an in-depth analysis of the British system of government and its politics more broadly, including the constitution; the government; Parliament; parties and the party system; elections and voting; the role of interest groups; policies; constitutional reform; and the impact of the European Union.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/pir-20074/lists
This module seeks:- to offer an in-depth analysis of the British system of government and its politics;·- to enable students to develop a critical perspective on the debates surrounding the scope, direction and depth of British politics in the areas covered in the module.
Intended Learning Outcomes
interpret and distinguish between different theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of British politics: 1acquire, assess, organise and engage with a variety of sources as part of conducting research: 1effectively and fluently communicate complex arguments supported by appropriate evidence in written form: 1analyse key problems in British politics, integrating theoretical concepts and empirical material: 1
12 hours of lectures8 hours of tutorials40 hours preparation for tutorials90 hours preparation of the essay
1: Essay weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
2,000 word essayA 2,000 word essay - chosen from a list approved by the course team.