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Political Science and Geography

Students now focus on the research-based development of their core topics as they prepare for their final degree grade. Students may be required to write a dissertation or prepare a case study which provides an excellent opportunity to position themselves for a career in a specific sector or for postgraduate study.

Senior Sophister - Programme Requirements

Students must take modules to the value of 60 ECTS credits.

  • Students taking both subjects equally in the Senior Sophister year are required to take modules to the value of 30 credits in both subjects
  • Students taking Political Science only are required to take PO4600 and PO4690 (30 credits) and any other two political science modules (30 credits)
  • Students taking Geography only are required to take GG4030 (20 credits) and any other geography modules (40 credits), including up to 20 credits of Broad Curriculum modules over the Junior and Senior Sophister years.

Senior Sophister - Module Outlines

SS Module Code

SS Module Title

ECTS

Pre-requisites

Department/School

PO4600

Research Seminar for Political Scientists

15

PO3600

Political Science

PO4690

Issues in Contemporary Politics

15

PO3600

Political Science

PO4700

Contemporary International Relations

15

PO2640

Political Science

PO4710

African Politics

15

None

Political Science

PO4740

Topics in Political Science

15

None

Political Science

PO4750 Chinese Politics
15
None Political Science

GG3478

Perilacial Geomorphology

10

None

Geography

GG3479

Quaternary Oceans and Climate

10

GG1022 & GG2023

Geography

GG4026

Environmental Governance 2

10

GG3030

Geography

GG4030

Dissertation

20

None

Geography

GG4061

Understanding Environmental Change

10

None

Geography

GG4064

Globalisation and African Development

10

None

Geography

GG4066 Historical Geography 1
5
None Geography
GG4067 Historical Geography 2
5
None Geography
GG4069 Urban Geography: Cities, Space and Culture
10
None Geography

BC

Broad Curriculum

5