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BA Politics Part II Modules

Please note that the availability of modules varies from year to year. For currently available modules, please check the 2014-2015 Part II handbook.

2nd year core options

Second year modules are 15 credit modules (1 term) and 30 credit modules ( 2 terms) 90 credits must be chosen from the core list below. The remaining 30 credits can be freely chosen from all second year modules in PPR

  • PPR202: Ethics: Theory and Practice
  • PPR220: Modern Political Thought
  • PPR222: Politics of Development
  • PPR223: The United Kingdom: State, Politics and Policy
  • PPR224: Politics of the European Union
  • PPR225: Introduction to Peace Studies
  • PPR226: Comparative Politics of the Asia Pacific and the Middle East
  • PPR227: Foreign Policy of Contending Powers
  • PPR239: Indian Politics, Society and Religion

3rd year core options

All modules are 15 credits and run in either Michaelmas or Lent (except the dissertation units which are 30 credits). There is the option (but not requirement) to take a dissertation unit. Please choose from one of the following 3 options:

1. Six half modules chosen from the core list (below), plus two half-unit modules that may be freely chosen from across the range of third year modules in PPR

2. A dissertation unit plus 4 half modules chosen from the core list (below) plus two half-unit modules that may be freely chosen from across the range of third year modules in PPR.

3. A dissertation unit, plus 1 full unit module chosen from the second year core list (to be counted as a third year module), plus 2 half- unit modules that from the third year list, plus two half-unit modules that may be freely chosen from across the range of third year modules in PPR.

  • PPR308: Moral, Legal and Political Philosophy
  • PPR309: Practical Philosophy
  • PPR311: Applied Philosophy
  • PPR320: Political Ideas: Liberal Thought
  • PPR321: Reading Political Theory
  • PPR322: Liberals and Communitarians
  • PPR328: Understanding External Intervention in Violent Conflicts
  • PPR330: Britain in the World
  • PPR331: The European Union and the World
  • PPR332: United States Foreign Policy Since 1945
  • PPR333: Contemporary Issues in the Middle East
  • PPR336: Africa and Global Politics
  • PPR337: Society and Politics of Latin America
  • PPR339: Elections, Voters and Political Parties
  • PPR340: Islamic Politics
  • PPR341: Contemporary Issues in Human Rights
  • PPR342: Global Political Economy and the World Today
  • PPR343: Corporations, Global Political Economy and the Law
  • PPR344: Politics of Cultural Diversity
  • PPR345: Exploring the Persian Gulf
  • PPR349: Politics and Ethics in Indian Philosophy
  • PPR357: Religion and Politics
  • PPR360: Modern Christian Thought
  • PPR362: Religion and Violence
  • PPR363: Media, Religion and Politics
  • PPR390: PPR in Education
  • PPR391b: China in the Modern World
  • PPR393: Dissertation with Field Studies
  • PPR394: Dissertation with External Collaboration
  • PPR399: Dissertation

Full PPR module list.

For more details of specific course requirements please see the 2014-2015 Part II handbook.

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