This major takes a broad view of the study of politics, giving you the chance not just to study institutions, but to look at the historical, cultural and social contexts in which politics operates. This major is taught jointly by our European & International Studies and Political Economy departments giving you access to the wide range of expertise amongst our academic staff.
Students wishing to major in European Politics should take Introduction to Politics in year 1.
In year 2, students must take 60 credits of politics modules from across the School. Students studying abroad must take 30 credits. Modules which run for just a semester are worth 15 credits. Modules running the entire year are worth 30.
In year 3, students must take 60 credits from the following modules:
European Political Economy (30cr)
The EU in the International System (30cr)
European Political Thought (30cr)
Advanced Research Methods for Politics (15cr)
Poitical Economy: Advanced Analysis (15cr)
Religion and Politics (15cr)
Varieties of Capitalism (15cr)
Commerce, Liberty and Virtue (15cr)
Game Theory and Strategic Decision Making (15cr)
Democracy and Development (15cr)
Note: Modules may vary year-on-year depending on staff availability.
This major is subject to approval and may change.