LAW-20064 - Criminal Law
Coordinator: Lisa Mountford Tel: +44 1782 7 34363
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733218

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective





LAW-10039 (Legal Essentials)

Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

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

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

Study hours

Lectures - 24 hours
Tutorials - 8 hours (8 x 1)
Preparation for lectures and seminars - 50 hours
Further reading and assessment preparation - 68 hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Open Book Examination weighted 100%
Unseen open book examination (active working time 4 hours)
Open book time limited exam involving a problem question covering several areas of the criminal law as studied in the module and to include theoretical discussion where appropriate Students will be given a 28 hour window to complete the assessment but are not expected to spend more than 4 hours on it