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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.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||25 credits (12.5 ECTS credits)|
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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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
48 hour written exam 80%
Resit: 48 hours written exam
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||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||Analyse||To develop a critical understanding of the scope and nature of rights and freedoms under the UK Constitution.|
|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||Understand||To gain knowledge and understanding of administrative law and civil liberties under the UK Constitution.|