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This course is an introduction to the laws and rules of the UK Constitution. Major topics include the institutions of state, parliamentary sovereignty, the rule of law, the separation of powers, and devolution. This area of law is fast-moving, and an effort is made to address current issues.
|Second Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
The course content will include: the concept of constitutional law and constitutions; the UK constitution and its sources; parliamentary sovereignty; the rule of law, the separation of powers; the composition, powers and functions of the UK Parliament and government, the composition, powers and functions of the devolved parliaments and governments; the role of the courts; devolution and its impact on the UK constitution; and local government.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
There are no assessments for this course.
|To gain knowledge and understanding of the UK Constitution, its core characteristics and concepts
|To analyse critically the changing nature of the UK Constitution and its key tenets
|To differentiate between and use primary and secondary sources to support arguments and conclusions
|To develop an understanding of Public Law and its applicability to the UK
|To communicate orally and in writing information, advice and choices in an effective manner