The relevance of the topic "Constitutional and legal status of the Ukrainian people" is seen, first of all, in the fact that the understanding of the Ukrainian people of their essence, their political and legal status, in the context of awareness of their own legal personality, principles, powers, guarantees, that is, certain elements included in the content of the constitutional and legal status at the present stage of development and development of Ukraine as a democratic, social and Legal country, is very important, appropriate and, for the political, legal and other systems of any country, system-forming. It should also be noted that this issue, despite its fundamentality and scientific prospects, is not sufficiently doctrinairely studied by Ukrainian scientists. This is due to many determinants, of which two factors are the most obvious. First, the dominance of doctrinal approaches in Ukrainian legal science, which did not recognise the existence of the constitutional and legal status of the Ukrainian people as a whole. It was considered that only individuals and legal entities can be granted legal status. Secondly, Ukrainian scientists have traditionally preferred to study established institutions, primarily direct democracy, which are directly regulated in Chapter III of the Constitution of Ukraine, that is, elections and referendums. The aim is to clarify the methodological basis for studying the constitutional and legal status of the Ukrainian people. Based on the obtained conclusions and generalisations, a methodological basis for studying the constitutional and legal status of the Ukrainian people has been developed.
Keywords: methodological integrated approach, general scientific methods, special methods, legal methods.