Higher Diploma in Politics

               The Higher Diploma in Politics shall consist of modules to the value of 60 credits

2017/2018

  

Programme Structure

Students must take:

PO2001 – Political Analysis (5 credits)
Staff, Departments of History, Government and Philosophy

Module Objective: To develop critical awareness of different approaches to the study of politics

AND

PO3001 – Dissertation (10 credits)

Module Objective: To equip students with a detailed knowledge of one particular subject within politics; to develop students' capacity to undertake independent political research in their own research time and in consultation with an academic supervisor. This module is offered by each of the three participating departments. Students will be provided with a list of themes / topics from the three departments at the beginning of the academic year. This will also include the names of staff in each department who are designated as supervisors. Students must submit a 1,000 word research proposal in November 2017, make a presentation in Study week and submit a 9,000 word dissertation on Monday 9th April 2018. Seminar classes devoted to Dissertation preparation are offered in Semester 1, personal independent research continues in Semester 2.

PLUS

5 credits from EACH of the Department’s subject groups in second year (15 credits)

 

5 credits from the following:

ES2022, ES2027, ES2029, ES2032, ES2033, HI2048, HI3024 (5 credits per module)

5 credits from the following:

GV2229, GV2239, GV2241, GV3210, GV3212, GV3215, GV4102 (5 credits per module)

5 credits from the following:

PH2004, PH2012, PH2014, PH2017, PH2018, PH2023, PH2028, PH2030, PH2034 (5 credits per module)

 Please click on modules here for a description of 2nd year modules.

PLUS

5 credits from EACH of the Department’s subject groups in third year (15 credits)

 

5 credits from the following:

ES4025, HI3044, HI3045, HI3125, HI3132 (5 credits per module)

5 credits from the following:

GV3006, GV3216, GV4401, GV4409, GV4410, GV4414, GV4416, PO3005 (5 credits per module),

5 credits from the following:

PH3025, PH3036, PH3037, PH3041, PH3042, PH3045,  PH3112 (5 credits per module)

The remaining 15 credits can be taken from any of the second or third year modules, subject to timetable constraints.

 

Please click on modules here for a description of 3rd year modules.

 Second Year Politics 2017/2018 Timetable

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