Advanced Constitutional Law

Law School

College of Arts and Law


Code 22351

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 2

Module description

This module is intended to build upon but also to move beyond the understanding of the British constitution acquired during the Public Law Module which is delivered in year one of the undergraduate programme. Special emphasis is placed on examining recent and proposed reforms as a way of critically reflecting upon the nature, purpose and future of the British constitution. The module will cover themes such as:

  • parliamentary supremacy;
  • the Human Rights Act;
  • a British Bill of Rights;
  • changing judicial roles;
  • political accountability;
  • devolution;
  • the electoral system;
  • the House of Lords;
  • a written constitution for Britain.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, Tutorials and Guided independent study.