Parliamentary Studies module

Parliamentary Studies is a higher education module which is co-taught by tutors at a higher education institution and officials from UK Parliament.  It is the only higher education module formally approved by UK Parliament. 

How does the Parliamentary Studies Module work?

The module provides students with a detailed knowledge of how Parliament works in both theory and practice.  It is delivered through a collaboration between the Houses of Parliament and a UK higher education institution; the institution provides academic and theoretical content, and Parliament provides practical teaching about the work, processes and business of Parliament.

The Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow MP said:

"There can be no better time to learn about politics - how parliament operates and to hear from the people who work there - than right now when the topic is on everyone's mind".

The Speaker of the House of Lords, Rt Hon the Lord Fowler said:

"The programme has already resulted in a significant increase in the teaching of parliamentary studies".

Which universities are delivering Parliamentary Studies from 2019-20?

The following universities are currently delivering Parliamentary Studies:

Further information

For more information about the Parliamentary Studies Module, please contact us.

Related links

  • Hansard (the Official Report) is the edited verbatim report of proceedings in both Houses

  • The Parliamentary Archives provides access to Parliament's historic records

  • Parliament is open to all members of the UK public to tour the building and watch debates