United Kingdom, London

Brexit: Political Tensions, Economic Challenges

when 1 July 2019 - 19 July 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC

The UK’s departure from the EU is a historical event, with global political and economic implications. This course will give students a comprehensive understanding of the causes and consequences of Brexit: Why did British people come to this unexpected decision? Will the British economy survive the shock of leaving the EU? Could this be the beginning of the end for the European Union? In the process, students will learn about UK and EU politics, economics and political economy. The module will include team work on multimedia projects, such as a hypothetical campaign for the next country that considers leaving the EU. The module will also include visits to the European Commission’s Representation to the UK and the headquarters of the pro-EU campaign, as well as talks by representatives of organisations on both sides of the Brexit campaign, such as the European Movement and Change Britain.

Course leader

Dr Filipa Figueira is a Teaching Fellow in Economics and Politics at UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES).

Target group

This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). No prior subject knowledge is required to study this module but students are expected to have a keen interest in the subject area. Students must have completed at least one year of undergraduate study by the start of the module in order to enroll.

Course aim

Upon successful completion of this module, students will:

Have gained a comprehensive understanding of the causes and consequences of Brexit
Have acquired a broad knowledge of EU and UK politics
Have acquired a broad knowledge of EU and UK economics
Have developed the ability to use methodological tools from political economy, politics and economics in their essays
Have developed and honed their writing skills, presentation skills and team work skills

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 0.5 UCL

Fee info

GBP 0: GBP 1995: Students joining us for six weeks (two modules) will receive a tuition discount of £390.
GBP 1000: UCL offers accommodation in a vibrant area in the heart of London which costs £1000 per 3-week Session.