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PO2C9 - Political Geography

  • Module code: PO2C9
  • Module name: Political Geography
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims: To enable students to discover and explore the relationship between space and politics in a variety of thematic contexts. To offer a historical background of the development of the relationship between space and politics. To apply both the theoretical and historical understanding to contemporary issues in political geography.

Principal learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to: Demonstrate that you have acquired advanced knowledge of the theoretical and conceptual debates associated with the discipline of ‘political geography’ and its key scholarly traditions. Demonstrate that you can effectively communicate and deploy the acquired abstract concepts into historical and current political situations. Demonstrate that you understand the importance of history for understanding current political issues. Identify the relevance of spatial questions in everyday situations. Locate the concepts, traditions and themes of political geography within the broader discipline of International Relations. Demonstrate awareness of debates at the forefront of the discipline.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x Lecture and 1 x Seminar per week. Classes begin in week 1 of the autumn term and finish in week 20,

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: PO2C9-30)
B (Examination only) 3 hour examination (Summer) 100%
C (Assessed/examined work) 3000 word essay 50%
  1.5 hour examination (Summer) 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Italian (M165) - Year 3