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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

POU44000

Research Seminar for Political Scientists

20

POU33011 & POU33012

Political Science

POU44010

Issues in Contemporary Politics

10

POU33011 & POU33012

Political Science

POU44021

Contemporary International Relations A

5

POU22021 & POU22022

Political Science

POU44032 Contemporary International Relations B
5
POU22021 & POU22022 Political Science

POU44040

African Politics

10

None

Political Science

POU44050

Political Psychology

5

None

Political Science

POU44061 Autocracy
5
None Political Science
POU44062 Human Rights
5
POU44061 Political Science
POU44081 Interest Groups
5
None Political Science
POU44101 Topics: Transparency in Modern Democracies
5
None Political Science
POU44111 Topics: Political Parties
5
None Political Science
POU44122 Topics: Media and Politics
5
None Political Science
POU44132 Topics: Military and Politics
5
None Political Science
POU44141 Economic Equality and Democracy
5
None Political Science
POU44152 Right Wing Populism in Contemporary Democracies
5
None Political Science
POU44162 Political Theory: Contemporary Topics
5
None Political Science
POU44171 Russian Politics after Communism
5
None Political Science
POU44191 Advanced Topics in Civil Conflict
5
None Political Science
POU44202 Ethnic Politics and Identity
5
None Political Science
GGU34975 Glacial Geomorphology
10
None Geography

GGU34979

Human Origins

10

None

Geography

GGU44926 Environmental Governance 2
10
None Geography

GGU44930

Dissertation

20

GGU33928

Geography

GGU44936

Globalisation and African Development

5

None

Geography

GGU44961

Understanding Environmental Change

10

None

Geography

GGU44962

Spatial Analysis using GIS

5

None

Geography

GGU44966 Historical Geography 1
5
None Geography
GGU44967 Historical Geography 2
5
None Geography
GGU44971 Stormy Geomorphology
10
None Geography
BOU44111 Restoration Ecology and Re-wilding
5
None Geography

TEU

Trinity Elective

5-20

None

Geography/College