Public Law Essentials

Legal Services

Public Sector and Government

Unit Code
Level 4
Distance Learning
Class Room
Unit Code
Level 4
Distance Learning Fee
Face to Face Fee
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Total Fee £1600

£2360 (£1600 during the tuition waiver period)

Please see the Tuition Fee section to see if you are eligible for a scholarship.
Course Overview

This course will equip learners with knowledge of the general foundations of constitutional and administrative law, with a particular focus on the main elements of the United Kingdom’s constitution. The unit will enable learners to identify the significance of the separation of power and the sovereignty of Parliament, as well as the importance of human rights norms. Learners will also be introduced to the basic principles of administrative law and judicialreview process.

Course Content


The UK Constitution and its Core Institution

  • Classifications of UK Constitution
  • Characteristics of UK Constitutional System
  • History and the Development of the UK Constitution

Understanding the Separation Power

  • The Separation of Powers
  • The Institution of State
  • The Constitutional Reform Act 2005

The Rule of Law and the Parliamentary Sovereignty

  • The Current System of Human Rights Protection in the UK
  • The Royal Prerogative
  • Implied Repeal and Entrenchment

The Composition and Operation of the Legislature and UK Governments

  • The Electoral System
  • The Structure and Composition of the Parliament
  • The Legislative Process
  • The Devolved Powers in the UK

The Nature of the Judicial Review Process

  • The Nature of Judicial Review
  • Grounds for Review
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1.  Understand the sources of law

  1. Distinguish between primary, secondary and delegated legislations
  2. Explain the hierarchy within statutory sources and the case law
  3. Explain the impact of the Human Rights Act
  4. Explain the way in which organisational policies and procedures inform equality, diversity and inclusive practice

2.  Understand the principles of legal interpretation

  1. Explain the doctrine of judicial precedent
  2. Distinguish between binding, non-binding and persuasive decisions
  3. Illustrate the operation of literal Golden and purposive rules of statutory interpretation

3.  Understand the structure of the legal profession, the judiciary, the jury and magistrates

  1. Analyse the structure of the criminal and civil courts
  2. Analyse the role of the judiciary and judicial appointment process
  3. Analyse the function of the jury in criminal trials

4.  Understand the civil and criminal justice system and the alternative methods of dispute resolution

  1. Assess the duty and powers of the police
  2. Assess the role of the Crown Prosecution Service
  3. Examine the latest reforms to the civil justice process

5.  Know how to use Legal Writing and Mooting Skills

  1. Explain the importance of a bundle in mooting exercises
  2. Analyse and apply relevant case and statutory provisions to a given scenario
  3. Present the arguments for the parties involved in a given mooting scenario
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria


Citizens of the following countries are eligible for a 50% scholarship upon writing a personal statement. All scholarships are to be approved by the Academic Board. The list of countries are: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Bhutan, Morocco, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Cambodia, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Nepal and South Africa. Please talk to your student counselor and ask for the Coupon Code to get the 50% Tuition Waiver.

  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

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  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Unlimited personal tutor support with online sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online community learning forums
  • Assignment marking and feedback
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You are eligible if you meet our stipulated entry requirements.

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