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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 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mr Michael J. Radford

Qualification Prerequisites

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

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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 Seminar during University weeks 25 - 34, 38 - 39

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Poster 20%

48 hour written exam 80%


Resit: 48 hours written exam

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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