Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW1035: Constitutional and Administrative Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:
The nature of constitutions and the purposes of constitutionalism.
The constitution of the United Kingdom: institutions; legal and non-legal rules; underlying
principles: parliamentary sovereignty, the rule of law and separation of powers.
The impact of European law on parliamentary sovereignty and the constitution of the United Kingdom.
The impact of devolution on parliamentary sovereignty and the constitution of the United Kingdom.
The protection of individual liberties within the constitutional framework of the UK. The Human Rights Act 1998.
Introduction to the theory, origins and nature of administrative law
Functions and characteristics of administrative powers and controls
The essence and practice of judicial review:
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||22||22 x 1 hour Lectures|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||13.5||9 x 1.5 hour seminars|
|Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities||13.5||9 x 1.5 hour syndicate workshops|
|Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities||9||9 x 1 hour Q & A sessions|
|Guided Independent Study||18||Lecture preparation|
|Guided Independent Study||18||Syndicate meeting preparation|
|Guided Independent Study||18||9 x 2 hour interactive syndicate meetings|
|Guided Independent Study||51||Seminar Preparation|
|Guided Independent Study||86||Exam Preparation|
|Guided Independent Study||10||Formative Exam Preparation|
|Guided Independent Study||11||ELE study materials|
|Guided Independent Study||12||Formative exercises|
|Guided Independent Study||18||Consolidation of learning|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).