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Constitutional Law in Practice: Regional Perspectives


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Designed to pull together expertise on diverse jurisdictions, this postgraduate-level short course, Constitutional Law in Practice: Regional Perspectives, will introduce you to the constitutional history and current practice in selected countries, regions and supra-state entities. 

Each week, with the help of a specialist and materials available online in advance, you will discover how the perennial problems that constitutionalism is meant to address persist in a diverse range of polities across the globe. You will also critically appraise:

  • the function of constitutionalist discourse in the justification of prevailing political and economic models
  • state-to-state interventions, such as nation-building and aid conditionality
  • situations of constitutional ‘exceptionalism’, such as declarations of states of emergency or coups d’états.

This course is suitable for anyone with a professional or personal interest in the field of law. It will be of particular interest to anyone wanting to enhance their career through Continuing Professional Development in this area.

This short course is assessed by a 4000-word essay.

30 credits at level 7

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.