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Politics, Philosophy and Law -Review of modules taken

Samantha Holden | Politics, Philosophy and Law (PPL) Contact Samantha

Year 1 seems like yesterday but my degree is coming to an end. Here is a brief review of my three years completing the degree.

First Year:

For me, year 1 was the most difficult trying to adjust from school to university living as well as moving away from home. The modules for me were pretty much prescribed. This has it advantages such as getting to meet your coursemates and all being in the same boat but it can make it harder to motivate yourself if you are not interested in the module.

What is International Year One? - Choosing a university

My favourite module in year 1 was Tort law as I felt able to use my legal knowledge in a situation. I liked that each week we built on the knowledge from the week before. Intro to PPL was also fascinating from an interdisciplinary perspective which was a key reason I had chosen the degree. Intro to Phil was not my favourite as I did not like the weeks about logic but on reflection, it was important to do these topics as they taught me how to think philosophically. Intro to Pol was a module I also learned more than just content. This module was essential for teaching me how to write academic essays. This is a skill you will develop in your university journey but I would highly recommend you use your PAIS tutors to develop your academic writing style.

Year 2

I really enjoyed year 2 despite it coming to an abrupt end due to COVID-19. I enjoyed being able to choose modules.

Gender and the law– taking this module requires the ability to combine political and legal knowledge and allowed me to research the political and legal aspects of surrogacy as your second assessed essay is on a topic of your choice.

Infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women | UNOPS

International Security– this module pleasantly surprised me. I did not really have an interest in security but found it incredibly inciteful. We covered topics from environmental security, traditional security to whether COVID-19 was a security issue. I wrote my essays on how to tackle terrorism/cyber terrorism and poverty as a security issue.

ESA - ESA practices cybersecurity

Constitutional and Administrative Law– initially this module sounded dull but was very interesting as it shows how government works and holding the government to account. Anyone interested in politics should take this module. I like that the cases were current and was not just statutes but an application to real life. There is a lot of information in this module so try to stay on top of the work week by week (easier said than done I know).

Constitutional and Administrative Law : A. W. Bradley (author), :  9781292185866 : Blackwell's

Ethics and Applied Ethics– Ethics is more theoretical whereas Applied Ethics is looking at situations in the world and discussing them from ethical perspectives. I had taken Ethics as a module at A-level but this was nothing like the module at university. Personally I preferred some weeks to others and found it quite difficult to achieve high marks compared to my other modules; perhaps this is because my heart was not in philosophy as much as it is in Law and Politics.

Exploring the Ethics of Genetic Testing: Where Does Duty Begin and End? |  Technology Networks

Year 3

When choosing my modules for third year I reflected on year 1 and 2 and decided that I would leave Philosophy behind and so have taken Law, Politics and Law modules. I have a lot to say about 3rd year modules so will leave this to another blog post.

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I hope this gave you some insight into my experience of the PPL modules. As always please feel free to DM me if you have any questions using the Ask a Blogger button.

Samantha Holden | Politics, Philosophy and Law (PPL) Contact Samantha

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