Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2118: Law, Politics and (Dis)Order

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

Module Aims

The module aims to help students understand the interface between law and politics, and challenge the legitimacy and utility of this nexus. Each week a theoretical perspective and/or legal convention will be applied to a real world setting through research-led teaching to allow students to critically explore the depth of the relationship between the two structures. This politico-legal overlap will be of both academic interest and for future legal careers.

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 understanding of the interaction between law and politics in the UK and additional international cases
2. Critically assess the role of politics in the creation of law
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Analyse the separation of powers in the UK and additional international cases
4. Analyse the role of law in the creation and implementation of public policy
Personal and Key Skills5. Communicate ideas effectively in a limited group setting and through written work
6. summarise and critique demanding material and construct measured arguments