Public Law (724M3)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

Consider the nature and structure of the ‘Westminster model’ of the constitution, primarily in its original UK variant.
You will address some of the core constitutional principles of the Westminster model, and examine how those principles are applied.
The relationship between Parliament and executive government will be considered; as will the role of the courts in judicial review.
Finally, you will look at the role of these institutions in protecting human rights.


100%: Seminar


80%: Examination (Distance examination)
20%: Written assessment (Project)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 20 hours of contact time and about 130 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.