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Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies Programme Catalogue 2020/1


UHPL-AAB10: BSc(Hons) Politics with Economics with Study year abroad

Leading to the award of BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN POLITICS WITH ECONOMICS

Mode of attendance: Full-time with Study Year Abroad

Normal programme duration: 4 years

[Page last updated: 12 August 2020]

Click here for further information Possible DAPs for this programme:

  • UHPL-AFB10: BSc (hons) Politics with Economics
  • UHPL-AAB30: BSc (hons) Politics and International Relations

Please see your programme handbook for circumstances where transfer to DAP may be permitted/required.

 

Click here for further informationPossible exit awards for this programme:



Year 1

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 1 Stage 1 of this programme contributes 0% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 1 Stage 1

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
ES10010 Introductory economics 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL10952 Europe since 1789 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PS10086 Mind and behaviour 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL10712 Introduction to comparative politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL10967 Introduction to politics: theory and analysis 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
MN10354 An introduction to law 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MN10545 Organisational behaviour 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL10417 Introduction to British politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL10966 Introduction to international relations 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
ES10008 Economic policy in the UK 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MN10248 Introduction to accounting 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MN10500 Corporate finance for managers 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 2

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 2 of this programme contributes 32% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 2 Stage 2

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
ES20070 Money and finance 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
ES20023 Economics of politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20878 Research design and methods 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20970 Political theory 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
MN20502 Principles of finance for managers 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20414 American politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20721 International organisation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20726 European integration 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20889 Contemporary politics of the Middle East 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20904 Political violence and terrorism in the UK 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PS20109 Social psychology: traditional and critical approaches 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20004 Family matters: the sociology of the family & family policy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20112 Contemporary sociological theory 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20207 Researching social change 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20277 Development economics: macroeconomic perspective 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
ES20022 Economic thought & policy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20899 Quantitative research methods 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20968 International comparative politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 units from the following list:
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
MN20503 Intermediate corporate finance for managers 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20416 Totalitarian politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20720 Foreign policy-making and its analysis 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20724 European Union politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL21013 Environment sustainability democracy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL21015 Parliamentary studies 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PS20107 Developmental psychology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20003 'Race' & racism 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20005 Making and communicating policy: theories and practices 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20069 Philosophy of the social sciences 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20208 International politics of development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20209 Development policy and practice 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 3

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 3 of this programme contributes 0% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 2 Stage 3

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL20754 Study year abroad 60 credits       [equivalent to 120 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 4

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 27 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 28 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 3 Stage 4 of this programme contributes 68% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 3 Stage 4

Optional Units: Select 1 unit from the following list:
Students must take a dissertation unit during this programme year.
  • Students taking PL30670 (12 credits) must also take optional units totalling 48 credits;
  • Students taking PL30983 (24 credits) must take optional units totalling 36 credits.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL30670 Politics dissertation 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30983 Extended politics dissertation 24 credits       [equivalent to 48 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
  • You must select either ES20070 from this list or at least two units from ES20013, PL30895 and SP20277 in Semester 1 or PL30879 and SP30278 in Semester 2.
  • You may not repeat a unit already taken in Year 2 or take more than 12 credits of Year 2 units in this programme year.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
ES20070 Money and finance 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL31001 Russian written and spoken language 3 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 3 Stage 4

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 2 units from the following list:
  • You must select at least 12 credits from the combination of this list, year-long unit ES20070 and PL30879 and SP30278 in Semester 2.
  • You may not repeat a unit already taken in Year 2 or take more than 12 credits of Year 2 units in this programme year.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
ES20013 Intermediate macroeconomics 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30895 Meltdowns, conflicts and resistance: capitalism in flux and shifts in economic governance 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20277 Development economics: macroeconomic perspective 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 4 units from the following list:
  • You may not repeat a unit already taken in Year 2 or take more than 12 credits of Year 2 units in this programme year.
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL30101 Russian national option R4: Gorbachev & Perestroika 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30107 Culture & national identity 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30108 Art and politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30441 Gender and politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30468 Transitions to democracy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30548 Italian national option IT9: organised crime & democracy in Italy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30732 The politics of ethnicity, religion, and nationalism 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30741 US global politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30864 Europe in global politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30881 Contemporary security challenges in Asia 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30897 Comparative peace processes 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL31011 Political violence 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30013 Social protection and welfare reform 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30210 Conflict, security and international development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30288 Lobbying, policy communications and democracy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 3 Stage 4

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 2 units from the following list:
  • Students must choose at least 12 credits from the combination of units in this list, year-long unit ES20070 and ES20013, PL30895 and SP20277 in Semester 1.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL30879 Modern silk roads: international trade in a global economy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30278 Development finance 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 units from the following list:
  • You may not repeat a unit already taken in Year 2 or take more than 12 credits of Year 2 units in this programme year.
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
MN30076 Business strategy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30102 Russian national option R5: Politics in post-communist Russia 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30744 Anti-politics and direct action 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30745 Culture and religion in international relations 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30756 The politics of Latin America 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30875 Comparative elections and voting 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30880 The rise of the far right: from the margins to the mainstream 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30882 The disunited kingdom: devolution and the end of British politics? 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30898 Politics in China 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30902 Contemporary critical thinkers: theory and praxes 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30971 Language, power and society 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL31008 Conflict and the media 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL31010 War and conflict in Africa: causes and transformation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL31012 Closing global gender gaps 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20209 Development policy and practice 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30263 Ideas about 'terrorism' 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30264 Understanding religion in the contemporary world 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30286 Policy evaluation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP40215 Critical issues in social development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.