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LS4557: ADMINISTRATIVE LAW (HONOURS) (2020-2021)

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Course Overview

This course examines the relationship between the law and the exercise of public power.  Topics covered include: the nature of public administration and administrative law; mechanisms by which public administrative power is regulated; the development, role and impact of judicial review in both Scotland and England.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 25 credits (12.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mr Michael J. Radford

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

This course examines the ways in which public administration is regulated. Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of: a) the meaning and role of administrative law in the UK constitution; b) the mechanisms by which public administrative power is regulated; and c) the law of judicial review in England and Scotland, and the nature and significance of judicial review within the UK constitution.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week24
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 24 - 34

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Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Word Count 2500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 75
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandTo gain knowledge and understanding of administrative law and civil liberties under the UK Constitution.
ConceptualAnalyseTo develop a critical understanding of the role of the courts under the constitution in reviewing decisions and enforcing rights and freedoms from a variety of sources.
ConceptualAnalyseTo develop a critical understanding of the scope and nature of rights and freedoms under the UK Constitution.
ConceptualEvaluateTo analyse and evaluate both the changing role of the courts in the exercise of its administrative law functions and the impact of increased rights protections on the UK Constitution and its character
ProceduralAnalyseTo differentiate between and use primary and secondary sources to support arguments and conclusions.
ReflectionCreateTo communicate orally and in writing information, advice and choices in an effective manner.

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