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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
  • Dr Robert Taylor

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.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 39

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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

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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