Political Concepts

Module code: PL1011

From the ancient traditions of Plato, Chanakya and Confucius, all the way to more contemporary views from Marx, Rand and Habermas, this module will introduce you to the core concepts and theories of political thought.

You'll discuss key schools of political thought and evaluate the nature and methods behind political philosophy.


  • 16 hours of lectures
  • 8 hours of tutorials
  • 126 hours of guided independent study


  • Essay, 1,500 words (50%)
  • Exam: short and longer questions, 2 hours (50%)