Department of Political Science


POLS0053 How to Argue About Politics - BSc Politics and International Relations students only

Course Code: POLS0053

Course Tutor: TBC

Length: One term (Autumn Term)

Teaching: 20 contact hours

Assessment: 1500 word essay (40%), 2000 word essay (50%) and 10 minute presentation (10%)

Credits: 15 credits, 4 (US), 7.5 (ECTS) 

Module Level: L4 (Introductory)

About this course

This module is only open to first year BSc Politics and International Relations students in the Department of Political Science.

This module trains students in the skills that are crucial for the systematic study of politics. It equips students will the most basic tools of research, which involve formulating clear questions and developing and defending answers to those questions. It trains students in how to write clearly, how to frame and defend an argument, and how to express complicated ideas in oral presentations.