Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module introduces you to the key institutions, methods and principles of UK Constitutional Law. Emphasis is placed on discovering the basic foundations for the legal relationships between the citizen and the state - and the status of the various public law players (the legislature, government departments and the courts). The module examines the reality of power relations inherent in a modern democracy and the necessity for, and the importance of, recent Human Rights legislation. The module also introduces you to the fundamental principles which lie behind the practice public law generally.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/law-10029/lists
To introduce students to the key institutions, methods and principles of UK Constitutional Law.Students will critically assess the importance of UK Constitutional Law as a site of engagement for individuals and groups interested in legal reforms by conducting legal research and solving practical problems.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Articulate a detailed knowledge of the relevant legal principles underpinning UK Constitutional Law: 1Acquire critical understanding of specific cases and recent political developments and their relevance to the development of UK Constitutional Law: 1Undertake guided independent legal research and analyse key issues in UK Constitutional Law: 1
Lectures: 18 hoursTutorials: 7 hoursFormative assessment preparation: 11 hoursLecture and tutorials preparation: 60 hoursEssay preparation and independent study: 54 hours
1: Essay weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
2000 word EssayEssay (2000 words) from a choice of titles.