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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2035H: Constitutional and Administrative Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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 ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities99 x 1 hour tutorials
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2424 x 1 hour video recorded lectures
Guided Independent Study177Reading and preparing for tutorials
Guided Independent Study90Researching and writing essays

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).