Department of Political Science


POLS0057 Protest and Revolution (BSc Politics and International Relations students only)

Course Code: POLS0057

Course Tutor: Dr Katerina Tertytchnaya (Department of Political Science)

Length: One term (Autumn Term)

Teaching: 20 contact hours

Assessment: 2,000 word essay (60%) and 2,000 word creative assessment (Extended Blogpost, Op-Ed Podcast) (40%)

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

Module Level: L4 (Introductory)

About this course

Only open to first year BSc Politics and International Relations students in the Department of Political Science.

There are more than 28 million refugees and asylum-seekers worldwide today. The UN estimates that 1 person is forcibly displaced from their home by violence or persecution every two seconds. This module will take an in-depth look at the current refugee crisis and examine the relationship between forced migration and politics in the modern international system. What are the causes and consequences of displacement? How does the forced movement of populations affect politics at the international, regional, and local levels – and vice versa?