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PI4582: DEVOLUTION AND CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE (2021-2022)

Last modified: 08 Sep 2021 17:10


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 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Malcolm Edward Harvey

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

  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either International Relations (IR) or Politics (PI)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


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.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 35, 39 - 41

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

Group Briefing Document (1500 words) (30%)

Essay (3000 words) (40%)

Final Exam - 2 Questions (2 hours) (30%)

Resit

Normally there are no resits at level 4 as students achieving a E1-E3 receive compensatory credits.   If required the resit would be a second attempt at whatever part of the assignment the student/s fail.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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