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This course will examine in detail both administrative law and civil liberties under the constitution of the United Kingdom. Major topics include judicial review (scope, standing and grounds), the European Convention on Human Rights, the Human Rights Act 1998, voting rights, and common law rights. This area is fast-moving, and an effort is made to address current issues.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The Course content will include: the concept of administrative law; the meaning and function of judicial review under the UK Constitution; the rules on scope and standing; the grounds of review, the history of civil liberties under the UK Constitution; common law rights; the European Convention on Human Rights; the Human Rights Act 1998; human rights adjudication; voting rights; the Equality Act 2010.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1000 word problem question
1000 word essay
The three aforementioned assessment compartments are weighted equally.
Alternative Resit Arrangements (2020/2021)
Resit failed element in same format
Alternative Resit Arrangements (2019/2020 & C8 Students)
48 hour written exam (100%)
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Reflection||Create||To communicate orally and in writing information, advice and choices in an effective manner.|
|Procedural||Analyse||To differentiate between and use primary and secondary sources to support arguments and conclusions.|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||To 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|
|Conceptual||Analyse||To develop a critical understanding of the scope and nature of rights and freedoms under the UK Constitution|
|Conceptual||Analyse||To 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.|
|Conceptual||Understand||To gain knowledge and understanding of administrative law and civil liberties under the UK Constitution.|