Education For Citizenship PUBPOL4037

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1 (Alternate Years)
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course examines aspects of citizenship that relate to education, policy and practice.


Sessions will be two hours weekly. They will consist of a combination of lectures, seminars and small group work.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

Entry to Honours Social & Public Policy normally requires a grade point average of 12 (grade C3) over Social & Public Policy 2A and 2B (formerly Public Policy 2A and 2B) as a first attempt.

Excluded Courses





1 essay of 2,500 words 40%

1 exam    40%

Reflective learning log 20%


Students will be required to write a reflective learning log of 500 words outlining their:

1. active participation throughout the course, for example, how they prepared for and contributed to small group work, whole class discussions and co-operative learning exercises, including online peer review;

2. critical reflections on how their active participation has affected their learning and development of graduate attributes.

Main Assessment In: December

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable


Course Aims

The aim of the course is to examine aspects of citizenship in relation to education, policy and practice.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students should be able to:


■ Critically analyse concepts of citizenship and civil society;

■ Critically analyse the relationship between education for citizenship policy and practice;

■ Assess the implications of active citizenry and civic responsibility;

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits