Canadian Administrative Law (M3035)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module introduces you to an area of law that is concerned with the actions and operations of government and governmental bodies in Canada. Administrative law addresses the manner in which Courts can review the decision of administrative bodies who exercise power that has been granted to them through statute. You will be introduced to the core elements of administrative law doctrine, including how cases reviewed by the Courts are evaluated based on whether they contain any substantive errors (errors of law) and whether they were procedurally fair

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 26 hours of contact time and about 124 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.


This module is offered on the following courses: