Parliamentary Studies

Module code: PL3106

This module will allow you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the structure, procedures and standards of the UK Parliament and Westminster model of government.

This will include a day trip to Westminster, seminars jointly run by Parliamentary clerks, and question and answer sessions with politicians. You will get the opportunity to look at the arrangement, systems and officers of the UK Parliament and critically appraise empirical studies of legislative behaviour. You will also conduct research on specific elements of Parliamentary activity.


  • 30 hours of seminars
  • 8 hours of external visits
  • 112 hours of guided independent study


  • Essay, 1,500 words (30%)
  • Research project, 3,500 words (70%)