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PI3571: DEVOLUTION AND CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE (2017-2018)

Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16


Course Overview

Constitutional change in the UK has been at the centre of political debate for close to two decades.  Most recently, referendums in Wales (2011), Scotland (2014) and the UK-wide EU referendum (2016) have provided significant impetus to these discussions.  This course will place these changes in a historical and comparative context and consider why these methods of decentralisation have been followed.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Malcolm Harvey

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • PI2508 Global Politics: Equality and Inequality (Passed)
  • PI2009 Ideas and Ideologies in Politics and International Relations (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Constitutional change in the UK has been at the centre of political debate for close to two decades.  Most recently, referendums in Wales (2011), Scotland (2014) and the UK-wide EU referendum (2016) have provided significant impetus to these discussions.  This course will place these changes in a historical and comparative context by providing an overview of devolution in the UK and the theoretical and practical justifications for this system of decentralisation.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

First attempt:

3000 word essay (40%)

1500 word briefing document (30%)

Examination (30%)

Resit:

Examination and resubmission of failed work.

Formative Assessment

Online Seminar

Feedback

Feedback on essay and briefing document (and exam if requested) will be provided in a timely fashion, in line with the university's guidelines.  Feedback on the formative assessment (online seminar) will take the form of continuing engagement and discussion in both online and seminar forums.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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