Introduction to Politics

Module code: POPP 1102

Module description

The module provides students in Politics and International Relations with an introduction to key themes, issues and debates that are central to understanding contemporary Political Studies. The topics discussed centre around four areas: concepts and ideologies, processes and institutions, issues and policies, and key texts.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 22 hours
  • Tutorials: 22 hours
  • Other: 28 hours


  • Essay (2000 words): 40%
  • Learning Portfolio (2500 words): 60%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books