The second year
Teaching in the second year acts as a bridge between the introductory work in the first year and the more specialist options of the third year. There are a range of options available, grouped broadly according to the fields of Comparative Politics, World Politics and Political Theory. Single Honours students must take one unit from each of these streams, but otherwise can specialise (or mix and match) as they wish.
Joint honours students must complete their remaining core unit from the first year as well as (normally) two options from the Politics and International Relations list. Their remaining options are made up from their other subject.
Second year options:
- Contemporary Political Theory
- Contemporary International Relations*
- Politics and Policy Making in the UK
- Cooperation and Integration in Europe
- Democracy and US Government
- Development Studies
- Politics of South Asia
- Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa
- Power Politics and the International Relations of East Asia
- Rational Choice
- The History of Political Thought
*Prior to 2013, this unit was called Contemporary World Politics.