Modern Political Ideas, Short Course | Part time online | The Open University UK | United Kingdom
8 months
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In this Modern Political Ideas module at The Open University UK  you'll be investigating what political ideas are, how they are generated and the impact they have locally, nationally and internationally in shaping our world.

Overview

You'll see how political ideas are studied, assess their significance and discover which thinkers and theorists best help us explore and understand the modern political world. In doing so, you'll be encouraged to draw on your own independent study of political ideas and political thinkers. You'll become equipped with the key practical skills needed to carry out research, draw on critical reflection and learn more of the writing and evaluative skills used to explore and evaluate political ideas.

Support from your tutor from Modern Political Ideas module at The Open University UK

You'll have a tutor who will help you with the study material and mark and comment on your written work, and whom you can ask for advice and guidance.

Programme Structure

This module is explored in the following four blocks:

  • Block 1: Modern political ideas: this block is an exciting introduction to the key questions of the module: what are political ideas, why study political ideas; how are political ideas generated and why do we need thinkers and theorists?
  • Block 2: Democracy and the State: You'll explore key political themes of democracy, participation, leadership and the nature and power of the state.
  • Block 3: Citizenship and Noncitizens: You'll examine the idea of citizenship, considering what citizenship means and how, why and in what ways citizenship status has been contested.
  • Block 4: Ideas in action: The focus of this block will be on the ways in which political ideas influence change. You'll study the theories and consequences of revolutions (especially the Russian revolution), the nature of revolutionary thought and some of the consequences for countries who have experienced modern revolutions.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This is an OU level 3 module. OU level 3 modules build on study skills and subject knowledge acquired from studies at OU levels 1 and 2 with the OU. They are intended only for students who have recent experience of higher education in a related subject, preferably with the OU.
  • Our OU level 1 module Investigating the social world (DD103) and the OU level 2 module Understanding politics: ideas and institutions in the modern world (DD211) provide ideal preparation for this module.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3228 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3228 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.
  • National

    3228 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3228 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.

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