Comparative Government

How is political authority organised and exercised throughout the world? What difference does it make to live in different kinds of political systems? And how can methods of comparison help you make sense of politics and government in different states? These are some of the main questions raised in this course. It examines and compares various political systems and places a strong emphasis on understanding these systems from a social and historical perspective.

This Short Course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis – so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Wed 10-Jan-18 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code FFPO956S4ACB