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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW1027C: Constitutional Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.


NQF Level 15
Credits 15 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Elif Ceylan Ozsoy (Convenor)

Available via distance learning


The constitution of the UK is extremely dynamic and developing incrementally through changes in relationships with Europe, devolution to Scotland, Wales and the regions. This module will help you to analyse and challenge some of the basic tenets of the constitution of the UK. Examining developments in judicial review will enable you to understand the relationship between judges and the government and the impact of this relationship on both the law and the state. This module will also equip you with a thorough understanding of the key features of the European Union, its legal order, how it applies domestically, and the legal impacts of Brexit. This module will further help you develop your analytical skills and your ability to understand the role of public law, which, although complex and technical, allows for exciting discussion on issues which are both current and shifting.


This module is one of the seven foundations of legal knowledge required by the Bar Standards Board and it is therefore compulsory for all who wish to progress onto the vocational stage of training to become a barrister. Students interested in becoming solicitors under the Solicitors Qualifying Examination route should also take this module. The module is available to students on interdisciplinary pathways and Flexible Combined Honours students.

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