Parliament in the UK

As taught Autumn Semester 2010
Professor Philip Cowley, School of Politics and International Relations

The module identifies and evaluates the role that Parliament plays in the political system. The module is both descriptive and analytical, comprising an introduction to Parliament (such as its place in the political process, and the impact of party) and an investigation into the effectiveness or otherwise of its scrutiny and influence of selected sectors of government responsibility. It covers the process of legislation, scrutiny, and links with the public. The module also includes consideration of the role of the House of Lords.

Module Code: M13043
Year: 2010/11
Suitable for study at: Undergraduate level 3

Method and frequency of class: 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details: There will be an optional field trip to Westminster

Target Students: Undergraduate students from the faculties of Social Sciences and Arts. There is a limited number of places on this module. Students are reminded that enrolments which are not agreed by the Offering School in advance may be cancelled without notice. Available to JYA/Erasmus students.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Related Modules: British Political Parties; British Public Policy; Parliamentary Reform

Offering School: Politics and International Relations