MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
BA Politics options

Year 0, Component 04

IA108-3-FY or IA179-3-FY
The United Kingdom During the Reign of Queen Elizabeth II (1952 – 2022)

Britain has experienced unprecedented changes in the last 100 years. What has brought about these changes and how have they affected the Britain of today? This course will outline political, economic, social and cultural change in the UK during the Twentieth Century and beyond and offer an insight into Britain’s place in the modern world.

The Unconscious in Individuals, Groups and Society

This module will introduce students to the key concepts of psychoanalytic and socio analytic thinking. In particular, they will become aware of unconscious dynamics at work in individuals, groups, organisations and society. The module aims to establish a theoretical foundation for students pursuing degrees in humanities, education and social science. As such students will study the basis of a psychoanalytic perspective, the key theoretical ideas and their place within the social sciences. The importance of the unconscious and early experience will be emphasised. This learning about psychoanalysis will be supported by experiential learning of hidden dynamics and processes in groups and organisations. Students will explore the way individuals affect one another, institutions affect the people who work in them and vice versa, and the dynamics of leadership and followership. Students will develop insights into their actions and motivations and will be encouraged to explore their potential.

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