Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW2035H: 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: Ambit, Grounds, Remedies
- The limits on judicial review
- Administrative tribunals and ombudsmen.
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||9||9 x 1 hour tutorials|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||24||24 x 1 hour video recorded lectures|
|Guided Independent Study||177||Reading and preparing for tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||90||Researching and writing essays|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).