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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW1039C: Public and European Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to enable you to develop:

  • an understanding of the concepts, traditions and principles underpinning the constitution of the UK.
  • an understanding of the main recent constitutional reforms of the United Kingdom constitution, especially in relation to devolution, the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Constitutional Reform Act 2005.
  • an understanding of the nature, basis and continuing development of judicial review in the United Kingdom.
  • an understanding of the concepts and principles of human rights law as they apply to public and European Law.
  • an understanding of the application of European law.
  • an ability to analyse the links between public and European law and the exercise of political and judicial power.
  • an ability to begin to use, analyse and critique materials and texts.
  • an ability to articulate and discuss issues, as well as construct arguments, relating to public and European law in their social and political context.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate sound knowledge of public and European law and a range of major concepts, principles and values relevant to their application;
2. identify and discuss the application of public and European law within their social and political context.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. select and present in a coherent way, relevant law and legal or theoretical concepts in the construction of an effective argument;
4. explain and apply legal concepts and their contextual, social and political implications.
Personal and Key Skills5. identify, retrieve and efficiently use a range of e-library-based and other electronic resources with some guidance;
6. demonstrate effective and accurate written communication skills in a manner appropriate to the discipline/different contexts;
7. demonstrate the ability to work independently, within a given time frame to construct an effective and persuasive written argument.