|Prerequisites for Module|
None in addition to course entry requirements or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To provide the student with a broad understanding of the UK political system and its social basis.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Describe the main features of the UK political system and its social basis.|
||Outline the structure and role of the basic institutions of UK central, devolved and local government.|
||Outline contemporary political issues.|
Indicative Module Content
The roles, structure and powers of the UK government, including the Prime Minister and the cabinet;
The roles, composition and structures of the House of Commons and the House of Lords;
Devolved government, especially the composition and powers of the Scottish parliament and the Scottish government;
The roles, structures and powers of local government in Scotland;
The key instituions in the European Union;
|Electoral systems used in the UK governmental system; |
Political participation in the UK.
Indicative Student Workload
Mode of Delivery
This is a lecture based module supplemented with seminars.
Lectures provide core course content, supported by seminars.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3|
A closed book examination.
|1.||JONES, B., and NORTON, P., 2014. Politics UK. 8th ed. Holboken: Taylor and Francis. ebook|
|2.||LEACH, R., COXALL, B.and ROBINS, L., 2011. British politics. 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave.|
|3.||LYNCH, P., 2009. Scottish government and politics: an introduction.</i) 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.|
|4.||MORAN, M., 2011. Politics and governance in the UK. 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.|