UCL Module Catalogue


Comparative Political Analysis (SESS0033)

Key information

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Teaching department
School of Slavonic and East European Studies
Credit value
Core Module for BA Politics, Sociology and East European Studies and BA History, Politics and Economics students in Second Year. This module is open other students subject to space.
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Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.


Comparative politics is a field of political science that offers ideas and techniques for explaining differences and similarities between countries, institutions and groups. Its aim is to reach general conclusions about the way the political and social world works. This module introduces the core ideas and methods of comparative politics. It focuses on the comparison of post-communist states and the differences between the region and other parts of the world (Western Europe, Africa, Latin America). The module considers some key themes in social and political science such as the state, democracy, political institutions, political culture and participation. The module is primarily intended for students taking BA Politics and East European Studies and HPE, it assumes awareness of basic political science concepts.

Module deliveries for 2024/25 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 1     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 5)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
In person
Methods of assessment
75% Exam
25% Coursework
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

The methods of assessment for affiliate students may be different to those indicated above. Please contact the department for more information.

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
Module leader
Dr Daniel Brett
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Last updated

This module description was last updated on 8th April 2024.