LAW-20064 - Criminal Law
Coordinator: Sotirios Santatzoglou Tel: +44 1782 7 34216
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733218

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

To introduce students to the role of criminal law in modern society
To locate criminal law within its social and political context
To develop students' skills in analysing problems and critically evaluating the criminal law
To develop students' skills in reviewing theoretical issues surrounding the criminal law

Intended Learning Outcomes

demonstrate an ability to access, to review and to critically appraise basic concepts in criminal law through the use of cases, statutes and theoretical sources: 1
demonstrate an ability to answer criminal law problem and/or theoretical questions by appropriate use of relevant legal sources: 1
demonstrate the development of a critical appreciation of criminal law doctrinal issues in their theoretical, social and political context: 1

Study hours

Lectures - 23 hours
Tutorials - 12 hours (6 x 2)
Plenaries - 6 hours (6 x 1)
Revision session - 2 hours
Workshop - 2 hours
Preparation for lectures and tutorials 45
Further reading and assessment preparation 60

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Assignment weighted 100%
2,500-word limit assignment
Assignment of 2,500-word limit to answer in Part A one problem question (no choice available), and in Part B one theory question (from a choice of three). The two parts are equally weighted.