Undergraduate Modules

Politics and the Quality of Life

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of contemporary political debates on quality of life issues and their relation to philosophical traditions within and beyond the main British political parties. This includes analysis of how quality of life is defined and measured in different contexts and relates this debate to long-standing debates on poverty, social exclusion and social capital. Attention is paid to the quality of life aspects of public policies.

Third Year Module
Semester One
Module Code POL3107


  • 11 two-hour seminars


  • 2000 word essay
  • two-hour exam