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PI4582: DEVOLUTION AND CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE (2022-2023)

Last modified: 30 Nov 2022 15:00


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

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.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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

More Information about Week Numbers


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Take Home Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback can be requested.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Group Briefing Document

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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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.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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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.

Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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