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1 LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology Module Information Year 1 Law of Contract and Problem Solving This module develops students knowledge and understanding of the law of contract. You will study the underlying theories and classifications of contracts, terms and remedies and learn how to apply your knowledge to solve legal problems. Public Law and Human Rights This module develops your understanding of constitutional law with particular reference to the main institutions of the state. You will explore the power relationship between the individual and the state and the legal protection of the liberties and fundamental rights of the individual within the UK. You will also develop your understanding of the law and practice of Judicial Review. Legal Method An introduction to the English and Welsh legal system, as well as common law legal systems more generally. Study the concept and classification of law, sources of law and the structure and jurisdiction of the courts. Explaining Criminal Behaviour An introduction to a range of theoretical explanations for crime and criminality. The module explores the differing approaches adopted by schools of thought from disciplines such as sociology, psychology, and criminology, identifying developments in criminological thought and the role of criminology in society from the medieval era through to contemporary trends in criminological thought. Introduction to Criminal Justice System This module aims to provide students with a clear introduction and overview of the UK criminal justice system (CJS), in particular; its origins, structure, functions and development, as well as examining the impact of social issues such as gender, age, ethnicity and social class upon and within the system. The module explores the key underpinnings and the central management organisations of the CJS.

2 Year 2 Criminal Law with Mooting Develop practical mooting skills that will enhance your employability. Mooting helps to develop your analytical, evaluative and application skills and you will learn how to argue within a ground of appeal, research and write skeleton arguments and use legal language effectively. You will also expand your knowledge of criminal law, covering topics such as general defences, theft and fraud. Law of Torts and Case Analysis The law of torts concerns civil wrongs, and in this module you will learn to interpret case law, determine relevant legal principles and assess the merits of legal reasoning. The module covers negligence, liability, nominate torts and case analysis skills. European Union Law and Report Writing This module provides an international perspective combining commercial, political and social elements within a core legal context. You will be introduced to the European Union and learn about EU law in the national courts, applying your knowledge to solve legal problems. Penology This module adopts a critical approach to theoretical and practical understandings of punishment, penalty and penal institutions in England and Wales. You will an appreciation of the evolution, conditions and structure of the modern penal system, and the challenges that the current incarnation of penal administration the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) - faces in delivering effective penal policy in England and Wales. Policing in a Democratic Society Examine the development and current status of the police service in England and Wales with particular attention paid to structure, functions, powers and culture. You will gain an appreciation of the core principles which underpin policing whilst also examining how the police service operates; the police officer s law enforcement powers; and the role of the police in the criminal justice process.

3 Year 3: Core Modules Path to Professional Practice Develop key transferable skills in preparation for professional practice. You will hone your client interviewing, legal writing, drafting and negotiation skills through a series of case scenarios and related case materials. Or Independent Law Research Project You will plan, research and write your own project on a chosen legal subject. You will be allocated a project supervisor who will provide guidance throughout the process and expertise in your chosen area. Plus Land Law and Professional Advice Apply rules to solve legal problems in relation to land ownership. You will study the distinction between real and personal property, estates and interest in land and the concept of the trust. You will also begin to draft professional advice in a property law context.

4 Choose two Criminology optional modules from: Options Group 1 Drugs, Crime and Violence Looks at the wider social consequences of the illicit market for drugs, the history of criminalisation, the international drugs trade and violence associated with the drugs trade. Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice Investigating the socio-cultural and theoretical context of gender and crime to examine the treatment of male and female offenders and victims within the criminal justice system and consider the role of practitioners in the criminal justice system in relation to gender and crime. Options Group 2 Cultural Criminology Providing students with insights into less traditional or evolving explanations of criminality by highlighting the significance of cultural criminology in comparison to the work of more orthodox criminologists working in positivist and neo-classical traditions. Hi-Tech Crime Critically examines the evolution and dynamics of offending and the implications for society of the various forms of crime, deviance and social harms taking place through exploitation of computer mediated communication with particular focus upon the Internet. Options Group 3 Young People, Crime and Justice Examining the historical development and construction of notions of young people and crime and providing an overview of the historical development of the juvenile justice system, highlighting key themes and criminological models. Sex Crimes The module explores sex crime from a historical and socio-cultural perspective. The nature and extent of offending is critically assessed in relation to cultural norms and legal changes within the criminal justice system.

5 Choose one Law optional module from: Commercial Law Enhance your understanding of commercial law within a practical and business context. The module will cover a range of topics including the transfer of property and risk, title conflicts and agency and authority. Company Law Acquire high-level knowledge and understanding of Company Law. You will solve legal problems and study a number of topics including different types of business organisations, company constitutions, limited and unlimited liability, shareholder rights and the dissolution of companies. Comparative Law An introduction to the essential characteristics of different foreign legal systems. Learn to critically compare and contrast these systems, both with each other and the English legal system. Criminology and Criminal Justice Enhance your understanding of criminology and criminal justice issues. You will learn about the significance of crime statistics, the media and crime, hate crime, prisons and sentencing. Critical Legal Thinking What makes a legal argument good or bad? Can legal decisions be justified by purely rational argument or are they ultimately determined by more subjective influences? Explore these questions in a module designed for those with an interest in law, philosophy and human reasoning.

6 Employment Law Gain knowledge of the basic principles of employment law and the context within which they operate. You will learn to apply your legal knowledge to solve employment law problems and study both collective employment law and individual employment law. Evidence Study the rules and principles of evidence in legal proceedings and learn how to apply the law of evidence to factual situations. The module also comprises a range of topics such as silence, hearsay and confessions. Family Law An introduction to the principal themes of English family law and its social and political context. You will study topics including marriage, divorce law, civil partnership, cohabitation, protection against domestic violence and parental responsibility. Human Rights Develop your understanding of human rights in an international context, exploring topics including the right to life, right to a fair trial, freedom of religion and freedom of expression. Immigration and Asylum Study the principal themes of UK immigration and asylum law and consider the scope for reform. You will learn about the current legal framework of immigration, international refugee law, illegal working and asylum. Intellectual Property Law An introduction to intellectual property law, its rationales, its economic function within the legal environment and of the international influences on the practice of the law. You will study the law of copyright and patents and gain an awareness of design law.

7 International Commercial Insurance Law Develop your knowledge and understanding of the legal issues arising in connection with the insurance of international commercial risks. The module topics include the law and practice of insurance and the concepts of insurance risk. International Competition Law Explore the differing approaches to international competition law and the key institutions and initiatives. You will develop your knowledge of the role of economic theory, cartels and the international enforcement of competition law and consider future developments. International Criminal Justice Understand the rationale for international criminal justice, its historical development and the problems regarding its legitimacy. You will examine international criminal tribunals and consider the offences of genocide and terrorism. International Human Rights Develop a critical awareness of the key issues in international human rights law and its social and political context. You will focus on the foundations of human rights and international human rights organisations. International Trade Law Gain the professional skills needed in a modern commercial environment. You will investigate the principles and regulation of the international carriage of goods and apply principles to solve international trade disputes. Law in Practice* This module has been designed to enable you to use legal and law-related work, paid or voluntary, for academic credit towards your degree. You will undertake at least 50 hours work either in one of our pro bono projects or with a law firm, advice agency or other voluntary organisation in the UK or abroad.

8 Laws of Armed Conflict Learn to understand the sources, context, development and scope of modern international laws relating to armed conflict, war crimes, terrorism and the self-determination of peoples. You will develop a critical awareness of current issues in respect of international laws of armed conflict and of their historical, social and political context together with relevant transferable intellectual and professional skills. Medical Law Understand the legal and ethical issues surrounding the provision of medical treatment and care and apply the law and solve medico-legal problems. Mooting Develop a range of techniques in advocacy, legal and logical reasoning and argument through the medium of mooting. The module covers a range of topics including written pleadings and courtroom etiquette and the skills of oral advocacy. Public International Law Develop your understanding of public international law and of related current legal issues. The module will provide an introduction to public international law and identify sources of public international law. Sexuality and The Law Develop an awareness of the concept of sexuality from legal, moral and sociological perspectives, balancing the needs of the victim and the defendant. Sports Law Acquire knowledge and understanding of the law pertaining to the regulation of sporting activity. You will also learn to identify broader issues impacting on the relationship between sport and the law and develop awareness of the impact of globalisation on sports law.

9 United States Law Understand the essential characteristics of the United States Legal System and critically compare and contrast these characteristics with those of the English Legal System. Please note that modules are subject to change. *The Law in Practice module may be selected in place of but not together with the Independent Research Project.

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