Reduced entry requirements in Clearing. Please call 0121 476 1181

 

 

Law, LLB (Hons)

Honours Degree , Full-Time

Switch Study Mode

Key Details

  • 3 Years
  • 112 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • M100 Course Code
Student at computer

Overview

Why study LLB?

The LLB degree aims to enables you to gain a sound understanding of the essential areas of legal knowledge which are included as compulsory elements within the law programme and meet the requirements of a qualify law degree. This will assist you in  pursuing further training if you wish to become a solicitor or barrister, and will equip you for a range of graduate careers.

Our degree is distinctive in:

  • combining academic rigour with the development of practical legal skills enabling you to gain a rich set of transferable skills that are highly desired by all employers;
  • providing opportunities to gain specific legal skills, essential if you wish to you to pursue further vocational training aimed at securing a careers as a Solicitor or Barrister or graduate careers in other areas;
  • enabling you to develop a range of key employability skills through your engagement with Professional Practice Placement opportunities at each level of study and prepare you for the work of work.

What Newman has to offer

Student focused high quality learning which is supported by small class sizes and an interactive teaching style enabling you to feel engaged with and enthused by their learning of law. Small group workshops and seminars enable you to test out your knowledge and skills and learn from subject experts.

‘Real world’ law where your learning is related to the solving real life legal problems.

Excellent facilities including our full sized courtroom with integrated video facilities, designed to enable you to develop your practical legal skills.

A supportive diverse and inclusive environment where you will be supported by the wide Newman tea, the law academic team, and your  personal tutor whom you will meet with regularly to discuss your personal and academic development

Opportunities for developing employability skills through Professional Practice Placement to prepare you for a range of legal and non-law graduate careers.

Learn about social justice through a range of learning opportunities enabling you to  learn about the law in action, connect with the local legal community, so you are to better able to understand the role of law and lawyers in society and to understand and  think critically about how the law is and how it could be improved.

What does the course cover?

The LLB law degree aims to enable you to gain a sound understanding of the Foundations of legal knowledge, the essential areas of law, which are included as compulsory elements within the law programme. The law degree at Newman will not only enable you to develop your ability to think critically and solve legal problems and develop team working skills, but will also enable you to develop key practical legal skills through a combination of simulated and real world learning opportunities and experiences.

In your first year you will study modules designed to introduce you to important key areas of law as well as prepare you for the study of law by developing your legal skills such as:

  • thinking critically about legal issues
  • legal research skills – locating and referencing legal sources
  • writing skills
  • presentation skills
  • how to develop and present an evidence based persuasive legal argument
  • understanding the role of law in society

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in a number of different ways which may include:

  • essays
  • in class tests
  • presentations
  • portfolios
  • examinations
  • case studies
  • practical skills such as advocacy and negotiation
  • reflective journals

The assessment tasks are carefully selected to enable you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills across a range of subject and skill areas and to have the best opportunity to demonstrate these effectively to succeed at all stages of your study. Tutors are on hand to provide guidance and support on the assessment process.

What careers can I consider?

Although an LLB is not required for qualification as a Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive, it provides an excellent starting point in preparation for these careers. A significant number of law graduates use their law degrees to pursue a range of successful graduate careers in a number of areas where legal knowledge and skills are highly valued. These are too many to mention but include: company secretary, human resources professional, corporate governance, civil service, accountancy, probation, police, local government, charitable organisations, advice worker, trading standards.

Places available this September.

Call 0121 476 1181 to speak to our admissions team and secure your place today.

JOIN US

Contact Details

for course specific enquiries

Entry Requirements

September 2019 Entry Requirements

You must achieve at least 112 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A level or equivalent (e.g.MM at BTEC Diploma; MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma) towards the total tariff.

Access Students can achieve this with the following combination of Distinction, Merit and/or Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course:
D30-M0-P15; D27-M6-P12; D24-M12-P9; D21-M18-P6; D18-M24-P3; D15-M30-P0

Five GCSEs at grade 4 (or C) or above (or recognised equivalents), including English Language and Mathematics, are also required.

Course Fees

Fees per academic year:
Full-time Home/EU students: £9,250 *
* Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Costs

Students may be required to purchase one or more core text books to supplement the resources provided by the university, (normally no more than £50 in each academic year of study).

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in some cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement.  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

Modules

  1. INTRODUCTION TO LAW
    (Compulsory) llu401
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is designed to enable students to acquire the skills and foundation knowledge of law to succeed in their programme of study. The module aims to facilitate student personal and academic development and to provide students with the opportunity to undertake independent research tasks which require students to locate primary sources of law using electronic legal data bases. The module also enables students to develop good working relationships with their fellow students and to work effectively in groups situations to contribute to group tasks. The acquisition of legal skills is situated within the attainment of an understanding of the operation and structure of the English legal system and understanding of the court structure and operation including the system of precedent, awareness of sources of law, methods of statutory interpretation. Additionally students will be introduced to theoretical approaches to the law to consider through group discussion in workshops notions of justice and consider the relationship between law and morality.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 46.00 Independent   : 154.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Introduce students to the foundations of English law, concepts, values, principles and rules relevant to the English legal system

    • Appreciate the relationship between English and European legal systems

    • Engage in debate to stimulate an awareness of the social, moral and ethical frameworks within which the law operates

    • Enable students to develop a range of legal skills that will provide a foundation to their legal studies including: basic legal research to locate and make use of legal/non-legal sources; oral and written communication and learn how to construct a legal argument

    • Develop an understanding of sources of law engaging in the analysis and interpretation of primary sources

    • Identify relevant facts within problem based scenarios, and use problem solving techniques to address a problem based question

    • Be aware of and be able to apply the convention of legal and academic writing

    • Develop self-awareness and the independent learning techniques and the appreciate the value of reflection on own learning and performance

    • To make appropriate use of feedback

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Develop an understanding of the concepts, values, principles and rules of the English Legal System and their operation within the court structure

    • Apply the principles of statutory interpretation and judicial precedent

    • Understand the debate relating to the connection between law and morality and appreciate the importance of the notion of justice

    • Demonstrate an awareness of the different sources of law and

      the ability to analyse primary legal sources

    • Select key research issues and to identify and make use of relevant primary and secondary sources of information to present an oral/ written argument in a way which is comprehensible to others and which addresses their particular concerns or questions.

    • Make use of standard word-processing packages, legal databases and the electronic sources to support of their learning.

    • Present an essay including the appropriate format, referencing and bibliography            

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 60% Essay (2000 words)

    Component 2 - 40% Poster Presentation (1500 words equivalent)

  2. CONTRACT LAW
    (Compulsory) llu402
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module introduces student to the key principles relating to the law of contract the following themes: Contract Formation, Contract Management, Contractual Remedies, Vitiating Factors, and discharge. This provides students with a conceptual academic framework to assist the application of knowledge gained to problem-based scenarios. This affords students the opportunity to consider the operation of Contract Law and its relevance in daily life, business and commercial contexts by providing an overview of remedies available for contract law disputes. The module aims to equip students with a thorough understanding of both the theoretical Law of Contract as well and an overview how contract law applies in practice. It provides students with an opportunity to work in groups to consider real and hypothetical problem situations and to develop their oral and written communication skills to present reasoned arguments and conclusions to contract law problems.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 46.00 Independent   : 154.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Develop a sound knowledge and understanding of basic concepts, values, principles and rules of contract law

    • Understand the relevance of contract law in the context of regulating business and commercial relations

    • Evaluate principles of contract law

    • Enable students to apply knowledge gained to factual scenarios to and to develop reasoned arguments and informed conclusions to these

    • Understand and make use of relevant legal terminology

    • Present an argument in a way which is comprehensible to others, through oral and written communication, addressing the relevant legal issues

    • Locate, read and discuss legal materials which are written in technical and complex language and to show an understanding of these;

    • Work in groups as a participant who is able contribute effectively to the group's task;

    • Support students as they develop knowledge of themselves, their own learning and their understanding of law and justice

    • Reflect own learning, and to seek and make appropriate use of feedback

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Recognise and understand the basic concepts, values and principles of contract law
    • Evaluate the principles of contract law
    • Apply knowledge and understanding of contract law to complex legal problems

    • Present cogent arguments that addresses particular legal issues relevant to the study of contract law
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the commercial context relevant to contract law

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Examination (Seen Open Book, 3 Hours)

  3. TORT LAW
    (Compulsory) llu403
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will introduce students to the objective of the tort system and basic principles of liability underpinning tort law to consider some of the various interests that are protected.  The module will explore the acts and omissions that give rise to liability and the type of harm which is actionable and for which compensation can be sought. The module deals with issues of caution and fault within particular types of action in tort, and considers the role of policy in relation to this area of law. The module also considers briefly the relevance of different modes of liability, including strict liability, vicarious liability and contributory negligence, as well as defences, and some of the potential remedies available to an action in tort.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 46.00 Independent   : 154.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop a sound knowledge and understanding of basic concepts, values, principles and rules of tort

    • Apply knowledge gained to complex problems to present informed conclusions.

    • Develop an understanding of and make use of relevant legal terminology

    • Develop an argument in a way which is comprehensible to others, through oral and written communication, addressing the relevant legal issues

    • Undertake legal research, locating, reading and discussing legal materials which are written in technical and complex language and to show an understanding of these;

    • Provide opportunity through workshops to work in groups as a participant who is able contribute effectively to the group's task;

    • To support students as they develop knowledge of their own learning through reflection and making appropriate use of feedback

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Identify, evaluate and apply the basic concepts, values, principles and rules of tort
    • To apply the principles of tort law to a problem based scenario of limited complexity in order to provide well reasoned and informed conclusions supported by reference to relevant case law and statute
    • Identify accurately the issues which require researching and retrieve up-to-date legal information, using paper and electronic sources to identify and make use of primary and secondary legal sources relevant to the law or tort 
    • Identify and synthesise the relevant doctrinal and policy issues applicable to tort law
    • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 75% Essay (2000 words)

    Component 2 - 25% Presentation (Individual, 10 minutes)

  4. PUBLIC LAW
    (Compulsory) llu404
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module introduces students to constitutional law and the various constitutional institution of the UK state such as Parliament, the Executive and the Judiciary. The module considers how these constitution institutions are defined in law as well as their respective functions and powers and the relationship between these, within the political context in which they function. The concept of constitutionalism is considered with reference to concepts such the Rule of Law, Parliamentary Sovereignty, to examine the legal and political relationships between the Government, Executive and the judiciary and to consider how constitutional powers are administered. This provides an opportunity to consider the relationship between the state and the citizen, and the obligations of the state in the protection of human rights. The body of administrative law is also reviewed to consider the range of potential legal and political methods of holding the Executive to account

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Enable students to understand the role of constitutional and administrative law in the relationship between these

    • Promote an understanding the nature of the unwritten UK constitution and the constitutional institutions such as Parliament, the Crown, the judiciary, Executive and the Prime Minister, their role in public law and the legal rules and conventions that define their powers

    • Examine the role of Parliament in the democratic process

    • Examine the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty, rule of law and separation of powers and to explore their role and impact on the British constitution

    • Develop an awareness of the UK’s political and constitutional history within the context of its social and cultural development

    • Enable students to gain a sound understanding the methods and legal rules that operate provide judicial supervision of executive powers through the judicial review process

    • Promote an understanding and knowledge of the nature, role, relevance and purpose of operation of the administrative tribunals and public enquiries

    • Introduce students to the Human Rights Act 1998 as the framework for the protection of human rights in the UK and to assist student understanding of the context and reasons for its enactment as well as its scope and operation and relationship with the judicial review process.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Understand and explain the respective roles of the main institutions of the constitutional framework of government in England and Wales such as Parliament and the Executive and their role in Public Law

    • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the main policy and doctrinal issues involved in the development and operation of Public Law by, for example, showing an understanding of the notion of the Rule of Law, the effects of the Human Rights Act 1998, the role of the Ombudsman and tribunal system.

    • Evidence knowledge and understanding  of the major concepts, values, principles and rules of Public Law in the UK including the effects of membership of the European Union and relationship with parliamentary sovereignty

    • Understand the theory and practice of Judicial Review, including the required standing for bringing an action for judicial review and relevant grounds required,   applying these to a problem based scenario.

    • Identify the relevant legal issues for further research and identify and retrieve up-to-date legal information, both primary and secondary, using both paper and electronic sources in the preparation and writing of their written assessment.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Coursework (2000 words)

    Component 2 - 50% Coursework (2000 words)

  5. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE PLACEMENT
    (Compulsory) llu405
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module embeds subject specific employability skills and is intended to prepare students for their Professional Practice Placement module in level 5. As part of this preparation students will have the opportunity to access a range of online resources and learning activities that will assist students in identifying their learning style, personality traits and work environment preferences. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their experience in the module and their engagement with workshops activities requiring working in groups to gain an understanding of the group/ team process. Students will have the opportunity to gain insight into and investigate a range of law and non-law careers, understand the expectations of employers and how they may meet these. Students will have the opportunity to undertake review of their CV, practice their interview techniques in developing a range of employability skills. Students will have the opportunity to engage in observation of criminal and civil court proceedings in the Magistrates and Crown court and to observe legal processes and legal professional in this context.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 44.00 Independent   : 96.00 Placement   : 60.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Develop student confidence and preparation for a range of graduate and/or law related work experience placements

    • Develop an insight into employer expectations and how students may meet these now and in the future

    • Develop an insight into own personal, professional and academic skills and to plan for the future development of these through reflection and making appropriate use of feedback

    • Develop oral and written skills and to understand the application of these to the professional context

    • Understanding of relevant values, attitudes, and behaviours linked to legal practice and how these relate to careers in law and professional ethics

    • Gain the opportunity to observe and reflect on legal proceedings in Crown court or Magistrates court and to observe and reflect on legal professionals practice within this context

    • To expose students to a variety of law resources and learning activities to promote an awareness of the role of law in and lawyers in society.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Make use of feedback and to reflect on own personal, and academic performance

       

    • Engage in and reflect on a wide range of activities that are aimed to develop their insight into the law in action and the law in practice

     

    • Demonstrate insight into the concept of professionalism and its meaning within legal practice.

     

    • Evidence an understanding of the relevance of range of employability skills relevant to the stage of study

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Reflective Assignment (2000 words)

    Component 2 - 50% Practical Activity/Skills Assessment (2000 words equivalent)

  6. CRIMINAL LAW
    (Compulsory) llu406
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module provides student with the opportunity to gain an understanding of the essential elements of criminal liability, including the nature of the actus reus (conduct element of the offence) and the mens rea (the mental element) and the principle of causation, to consider how these relate to the construction of criminal liability and the categorisation of criminal offences. In addition, students will consider a range of defences that may apply and the circumstances and scope of their application. These key principles are considered in relation to their application to homicide offences and a range of non-fatal offences against the person.  Students also review various modes of liability including: strict liability,  secondary participation and inchoate offences (attempts and conspiracy).

     

    Students also consider in brief the issue of capacity in relation to the criminal liability of children and corporations.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 46.00 Independent   : 154.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop an appreciation and understanding of the categorisation of criminal offences in the analysis of the various elements in the construction of criminal liability

    • Enable students to apply their legal knowledge to a range of factual scenarios make use of a range of primary and secondary sources as part of a wider programme of independent study

    • To assist students in communicating their understanding and independent learning in a coherent and cogent manner

    • Enable students to develop legal research skills to locate relevant legal sources and develop their ability to understand the relevance of these to their study of criminal law.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of the key principles of criminal law and the elements of offences as relevant to the construction of criminal liability 

    • Apply the principles of criminal liability to a range of problem based scenarios to come to a conclusion as to criminal liability of parties

    • Explain, illustrate an understanding of the criminal law principles relating to a range of substantive offences in a succinct, coherent and logical way

    • Understand and analyse selected modes of criminal liability

    • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the main policy and issues in the area of criminal law.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Essay (2000 words)

    Component 2 - 50% Examination (Unseen Closed Book, 2 Hours)

  1. EQUITY AND TRUSTS
    (Compulsory) llu502
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module introduces students to the notion of trust law and the legal and equitable principles that govern their operation to enable property to be held by one person for the benefit of another. The use of trusts is relevant to commercial, family and charitable dealings and their use in these contexts to provide solutions to the management of property is considered. They do, however, result in legal obligations for those who administer them and acts as trustees, with legal consequences for those who breach the terms and purposes of the trust.  Students are introduced to the nature of trusteeship and the fiduciary relationship and to the remedies for breach of trust and the possible steps that may be taken to recover trust property. 

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 39.00 Independent   : 161.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Introduces students to the concepts of equitable trusts and enable students to engage critically with the legal and equitable rules relating to these 

    • Enable a critical understanding of the requirements for the formal creation/ constitution of a valid trust namely: three certainties of intention, subject matter, and beneficiary as well as the formal constitution of a trust. 

    • Consider the socio-legal context in which equitable trusts have developed in relation to their role in finance and the family home

    • Understand and consider the role of trust law in relation to charitable and non-charitable purpose trusts.

    • Understand the nature of the fiduciary relationship, duties of a trustee and the actions that can be taken and remedies available for breach of trust, including the equitable tracing of the proceeds of trusts

    • Allow students to engage in legal analysis, to construct a legal argument and apply the relevant law to answer problem questions in relation to the creation of formal charitable and non-charitable trusts.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Critical evaluate the rules of law and fundamental concepts relating to the operation of Equitable Trusts

    • Apply knowledge of trust law to hypothetical problem questions, drawing logical conclusions which are substantiated by legal authority.

    • Explore the historical, socio legal and political context of equity and trusts.

    • Make use of a wide range of relevant legal sources

    • Present a coherently structured and well reasoned and evidenced legal argument

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Examination (Unseen, 3 Hours)

  2. LAW OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
    (Compulsory) llu501
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    The UK triggered Article 50 TEU 29th March 2017 with the intention of leaving the European Union 29th March 2019. Whilst the outcome of the ‘Brexit’ process has created considerable uncertainty, EU law will continue to apply within the UK during any period of transition until such a time as the UK formally leaves the EU. The EU is a supranational legal structure wielding considerable influence and power and as such its structure, institution, and legal framework remain worthy of study and understanding for its influence to date on many areas of UK law. If and when the UK leaves the EU, the EU will remain an important partner both politically and economically, and an understanding of EU law in relation to the continued trade relations between the EU and the UK remains relevant now and for the future.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 39.00 Independent   : 161.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Promote a critical understanding of interaction of the EU with national legal systems, focussing on the UK legal system, considering the philosophical, historical, political context

    • Provide students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the European Union as a legal order and the roles and composition of its various institutions and respective law making powers  

    • Provide a critical understanding of the interaction between EU and UK law and the concept of Supremacy within the context of Brexit, as well as the  mechanisms for clarification and enforcement and review of EU law

    • Explore the relationship between EU law and the concept of citizenship within the EU commitment to the protection of fundamental rights

    • Explore the application of EU constitutional law principles and the law of the EU in relation to selected aspects of the internal market

    • Promote an understanding of the remedies that exist when states fail to uphold EU law

    Enable students to locate and use primary and secondary sources of EU law.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Analyse the roles of the various European Union Institutions in making and developing law

    • Critique the constitutional structures of the European Union

    • Apply the body of European Law and principles to hypothetical factual scenarios to provide advice          

    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the relevant principles and processes relating to the application of EU law

    Understand and apply the relevant remedies available for a breach of EU law to hypothetical factual scenarios to provide advice.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Portfolio (4000 words)

  3. LAW OF BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS
    (Optional) llu503
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

     

    Business Organisations can take a number of very different forms, that determine the structure, roles, duties and legal liabilities of those who are responsible for their operation and management, for example Director, Shareholder, Partner, Company Secretary. This module introduces students to the various different types of business structures, how these are created and regulated in their operation in law and how these work in practice as well. The module also considers the different types of business activity that businesses commonly engage in, such as securing business finance, product manufacture and sales. The module examines the  different roles adopted within the different business structures to enable the business to function and considers the duties and liabilities that can arise in relation to the operation of these different business structures and available when these are not met.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 39.00 Independent   : 161.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to enable student to:

     

    • Be aware of the various ways in which businesses are set up, managed and might evolve, with particular focus on the company structure
    • Understand and critically analyse the different organizational structures that a business can potentially adopt in their start-up and development stages.
    • Consider the relationship between those persons involved in the management of a business under each business model and the powers, rights and duties of such persons as between each other, with particular emphasis on the role of company director
    • Understand and analyse the various processes for the winding up of a business
    • Understand the concept relating to product liability within a business context
    • Understand the concept of agency (in brief) and how this operates in relation to various business organisations and the areas of sales
    • Appreciate the ethical approaches to business governance
    • Apply basic law in a variety of business organisations to a problem based scenario to advice a client
    • To work effectively in teams to make an effective contribution to the group task

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Evaluate the different forms of business models available in English Law; compare and contrast different business models and recognise the strengths and weaknesses that each model represents
    • Define and evaluate the relationship, powers, rights and duties, between those persons involved in the management of a business under each business model.
    • Understanding of key aspects of product liability legislation and the potential impact on businesses.
    • Apply knowledge of basic sales and agency law in advising persons engaged in running and working in a business.
    • Demonstrate high level oral and written communication skills to present a coherent and cogent argument
    • Identifying, evaluate and applying the principles of business law to factual situations to come to reasoned and evidenced conclusions

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Essay (2500 words)

    Component 2 - 50% Presentation (15 minutes)

  4. FAMILY LAW
    (Optional) llu504
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to provide students with a critical understanding of the legal responses to the formation, dissolution and regulation of family relationships, by way of marriage and civil partnerships. The module considers the impact of the dissolution of these legal relationships upon the division of family property and consider the factors that court will consider in providing for the continued maintenance of children form such relationships. The module also enables students to engage in and evaluate the law in relation to the parent/child relationship, to consider the concept of parental responsibility, how this operates between parents and when a court may step in to override this.  The module further considers the legal consequences that flow from the context of domestic violence in relation to the family home, and the range of protective measures to protect family members in such situations.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 37.00 Independent   : 163.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

     

    • Consider the legal context in which various family relationship arise

    • Develop knowledge of the concept of parenthood and the associated parental responsibility, how this operates in practice between parents and its limitations subject to judicial oversight

    • Develop an awareness of the range of orders in relation to access to children and child support

    • Understand and appreciate the rights of the child and importance and application of the welfare principle in relation to matters involving the welfare of children   

    • Discuss and evaluate the law and policy relating to the context of family violence and be aware of the orders that are available to protect family members

    • Understanding of the approaches to the management of family property and the regulation of economic relations in the context of divorce

    • Consider the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 and policy issues relating to family law.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Evaluate the legal context and regulation of various familial relationships.

     

    • Evaluate the law and policy issues relating to familial violence.

     

    • Demonstrate a critical understanding impact of human rights on family law. 
    • Evaluate and analyse the law relating to children and their welfare. 
    • Understanding of the regulation of economic and property relations within the context of family law 
    • Use a wide variety of standard and legal and other electronic sources of information. 
    • Demonstrate high level oral and written skills to present a coherent and cogent argument 
    • Identify, evaluate and apply the principles of family law to factual situations to come to reasoned and evidenced conclusions

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 70% Examination (Class Test, 2 hours)

    Component 2 - 30% Presentation (15 minutes)

  5. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE PLACEMENT
    (Compulsory) llu505
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module embeds subject specific employability skills and is intended to build on the skills and experience students have gained in the previous professional practice placement module at level 4.  The module provides an opportunity to gain work experience in a law related or graduate employability context. Law students who wish to gain credit for their work experience for the purposes of the accreditation with the Solicitors Regulation Authority will be given specific advice about this in advance. 

     

    During their professional practice placement students will be expected to maintain contact with the module leader through individual 1:1 seminar sessions

     

    Where students are not able to source a placement or where a planned placement becomes unavailable, students will have the opportunity to engage in the Newman Law in Action Project working with to year 12/13 students in schools. Students who take up this opportunity will need to have completed a DBS check in advance. 

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 22.00 Independent   : 98.00 Placement   : 80.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Provide the opportunity to undertake a graduate level work placement equivalent to approx. 60-80 hrs

    • Develop and refresh student understanding of reflection as a tool for learning and as a means to record/ evidence the learning that has taken place during the work placement 

    • Develop an awareness of the scope of employability and subject specific skills that will be engaged during the placement experience by engagement in group workshop activities during induction

    • Prepare students for their work placement in a range of graduate level /or law related work contexts through the module induction 

    • Develop an insight into employer expectations and evaluate how students can meet these during the work placement experience

    • Develop an insight into own personal, professional and academic skills and to plan for the future development of these through reflection, making appropriate use of feedback

    • Develop awareness of the concept professionalism in the work context relating to oral and written communication, values attitudes and behaviours and to understand how these relate to developing employability skills and to professional ethics

    • Understand the module assessment and how to construct a portfolio

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Reflect on learning and personal development in relation to academic and employability skills and where relevant subject specific skills, within the context of the Professional Practice Placement experience  

    • Demonstrate an understanding of and evaluate the relevant theoretical and professional frameworks associated with development of personal, academic, employability and specific professional skills and ethics relevant to the Professional Practice Placement experience

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Reflective Portfolio (4500 words)

  6. LAND LAW
    (Compulsory) llu506
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module introduces students to the concept of rights in or over land, both legal and equitable and the distinction between the two. The module explores how rights and interests in land are created and how they may be shared through the process of co-ownership, or subsequently be transferred between parties through the process of conveyance. The module also considers how in some instances interests in land can be terminated. Students are introduced to the concepts of registered and unregistered land governed by the relevant statutes, and the distinction in the treatment of rights and interests in land under these differing systems.  Students will also consider how a range of interests and obligations in respect of land are created (leases, licenses, easements, covenants) and the respective formalities for their transfer, including the rights and obligations of the various parties with respect to these. The module also looks are the obligations that come into being when land is mortgaged and the rights and duties parties have under the mortgage and remedies for when a party fails meet these.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 37.00 Independent   : 163.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to enable student to:

     

     

    • Appreciate the concept of land ownership, how rights and interests in land arise (legal and equitable) and the formalities, for their transfer and sale of land 

    • Understand the various kinds of interests that can arise in relation to land and distinguish between the different kinds of interests and obligations these create

    • Appreciate the conditions for the creation and operation of licences and leases

    • Understand the distinction between registered and unregistered land priority of interests in respect of registered land

    • Appreciate the concept of co-ownership of the family home

    • Understand the concept of adverse possession and how this may arise

    • Appreciate how mortgages operate as commercial interests in land and the rights of parties in respect of these 

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the principal concepts of land registration and of property rights in English land law

       

    • Appreciate of the ways in which rights and interests in land are protected both at law and in equity, and in relation to registered and unregistered land

     

    • Critically evaluate the ways in which property law seeks to balance the interests of legal owners, beneficial owners and those with third party interests over land

     

    • Understand the ways in which mortgages over land are regulated and the obligations and rights of the parties

       

    • Demonstrate high level oral and written skills

     

    • Present a coherent and cogent argument

     

    • Identify, evaluate and apply the principles of land law to hypothetical factual situations to come to reasoned and evidenced conclusions

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Essay (2500 words)

    Component 2 - 50% Practical Task (2000 words equivlant)

  7. DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND REMEDIES
    (Compulsory) llu507
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to enable students to explore the disputes that may arise in relation to contract and tort and the relevance and application of the mediation process as a first step in resolving these in order to avoid civil litigation. Student will work in small groups to develop mediation skills through participation in simulated workshop role play activities. Students will be given feedback on their performance in advance of their assessment of undertaking a mediation in relation to a contract or tort law dispute. In additions to those students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of a range of equitable and legal remedies available and the relevant legal process for the pursuit of relevant claims.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Promote and understanding of the compensatory aims and theoretical underpinnings of compensation

    • Factors limiting recovery of damages

    • Understanding and evaluation of the relevance of factual Causation, intervening cause, remoteness of damage and mitigation in relation to civil claims

    • Understand the damages potentially available for different types of loss including pecuniary loss (except consequent on personal injury or death- including breach of contract and mental distress)

    • Understand the damages available for personal injury and death

    • Awareness and evaluate of the remedies for breach of contract remedies

    • Understand and evaluate the doctrines of compelling performance – specific performance and injunction

    • Understand the relevance, nature and availability of restitutionary remedies and the principles underpinning these.

    • Understand the process for the pursuit of a contractual or tort related claim through the civil litigation process.

    • To engage in workshop activities to consider the range of remedies available in the areas of contract and tort law and to apply these to hypothetical scenarios to reach provide advice

    • Opportunity to undertake a mediation in relation to a contract or tort related dispute

       

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic rules applicable to the granting of

               remedies in contract, tort and restitution.

    • Identify relevant legal issues in a case study, to apply knowledge to present informed solutions to presenting disputes and legal problems.
    • Demonstrate a critical approach to the relevant legal issues.
    • Prepare and communicate in an effective and efficient manner, the presentation of a client’s case in a mediation relating to contract or tort law dispute

    • Work with in a team and act in accordance with professional ethics in a given mediation.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Case Study (2500 words)

    Component 2 - 50% Practical Assessment of Mediation Skills (2000 words equivalent)

  8. MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS
    (Optional) llu508
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    Medical law is an interesting and expansive area of law informed by new developments in medical technology and innovative scientific techniques and their application within medicine and the health care setting. Students are introduced to several areas of law to consider the challenges that innovations in medical science present to the legal framework in keeping pace with new technology and the ethical issues presented by the application of new technologies. The module enables students to engage in discussion of the philosophical and ethical dimensions of medical law in relation to a range of topics within the area of medical law and to consider their impact on human rights.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 39.00 Independent   : 161.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to enable students to:

     

    • Engage in group activities aimed to promote discussion and critical consideration of the ethical issues relevant to medical law

    • Develop an understanding of ability to critically evaluate the key principles in medical law and the doctrinal, philosophical social and economic issues related to medical law
    • Consider the relevance of consent in establishing legitimacy and legality of treatment and evaluate the extent to which the law protects those who cannot consent
    • Understanding of the judicial regulation of medical decision making
    • Understand the need for and regulation of medical research and evaluate any constraints that may apply
    • Appreciate the contemporary issues and key principles underpinning medical law and treatment and to identify areas for legal reform
    • Undertake independent research and make use of a wide range of legal and non- legal sources.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

     

    • Evaluate the key legal principles and ethical issues related to selected aspects of medical law and critically evaluate the relevant policy issues

     

    • Analyse and evaluate the impact of European Convention Jurisprudence on Medical law and Ethics

     

    • Undertake independent research to source, evaluate and synthesise a wide range of standard and legal and non-legal sources of information to address the legal issues identified

     

    • Apply the principles of medical law to hypothetical factual scenario

       

    • Apply a robust legal argument supported by legal authority, to reach reasoned conclusions and where relevant advise parties.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Examination (Unseen Examination, 3 hours)

  1. LAW DISSERTATION
    (Compulsory) llu601
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is a core module and an essential element of the LLB (Hons) law degree in demonstrating academic rigour and a sophisticated level of written communication through students undertaking a significant piece of independent research.  Students are supported in the selection and development of their research proposals through the introductory module lectures and workshops. Students will be provided with feedback on their submitted proposal, to offer guidance for development and the opportunity to address any inherent weaknesses. Student will be allocated a supervisor who will guide and support them through the production of this extensive piece of work, which enables students to study with rigour and depth a chosen subject area that reflects their personal interests in law or aligns with their future career aspirations.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 10.00 Independent   : 390.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 400.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims:

     

     

    • Develop student research skills by enabling them to undertake a literature review, research plan and dissertation proposal

    • Enable students to develop a research question title that is suitable to their stage of study and the parameters of the module

    • Develop student awareness of and ability to engage in critical thinking

    • Awareness of the roles and responsibilities of students and supervisors within the supervision process

    • Develop an understanding of the supervision process and the limitations of this

    • Develop student confidence in managing their time

    • Develop their writing skills by providing the opportunity to discuss and present ideas in relation to their work with their peer group

    Engaging in module support workshops aimed: understand how to undertake a literature review, research methodology, develop developing and maintain an academic style, thinking critically, and reference health check.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Identify a valid research question/ title

    • Conduct the independent research necessary to answer that question/ title

    • Synthesize the research materials into an argument framed by their question

    • Present a critical synthesis in a persuasive and coherently structured way to make reasoned and informed conclusion supported by evidence

    • Apply the Oscola referencing system and comply with the module presentation requirements

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Dissertation (10,000 words)

  2. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE PLACEMENT
    (Compulsory) llu605
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module embeds subject specific employability skills and is intended to build on the skills and experiences that students have gained in previous professional practice placement modules at levels 4 and 5.  The module provides an opportunity to gain work experience in a law related or graduate employability context. Law students who wish to gain credit for their work experience for the purposes of the accreditation with the Solicitors Regulation Authority will be given specific advice about this in advance. 

     

    During their Professional Practice Placement students will be expected to maintain contact with the module leader through individual 1:1 seminar sessions.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 23.00 Independent   : 77.00 Placement   : 100.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Provide the opportunity to undertake a graduate level work placement equivalent to 80-100hrs

    • Develop and refresh student understanding of reflection as a tool for learning and as a means to record/ evidence the learning that has taken place during the work placement 

    • Develop an awareness of the scope of employability and subject specific skills that will be engaged during the placement experience by engagement in group workshop activities during module induction

    • Prepare students for their work placement in a range of graduate level /or law related work contexts through the module induction 

    • Develop an insight into employer expectations and evaluate how students can meet these during the work placement experience

    • Develop an insight into own personal, professional and academic skills and to plan for the future development of these through reflection and making appropriate use of feedback

    • Develop awareness of the concept professionalism in the work context relating to oral and written communication, values attitudes and behaviours and to understand how these relate to developing graduate skills, and professional ethics

    • Understand the module assessment and how to construct a portfolio.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

     

    • Reflect on their learning and personal development in relation to their academic and employability skills, and where relevant subject specific skills, within the context of their work placement experience   

    • Critically evaluate the relevant theoretical and professional frameworks associated with development of personal, academic, employability and specific professional skills and ethics relevant to the work placement experience.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Reflective Portfolio (8000 words)

  3. PROPERTY LAW AND PRACTICE
    (Optional) llu606
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module builds on student knowledge in property law gained though the previous study of equity and trusts and land law, to provide students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of property law further in the context of succession, namely how property of the deceased is disposed or and distributed on their death. The module considers how a person in advance of their death can create will making advance provision for the distribution of their property and the formalities associated with this as well as the consequences if a person dies intestate without a valid will and the management of this process. In addition, the module considers approach and rules to family inheritance as to how the provisions of a will can be amended to take into account spouses, partners, dependents and children.  The role of personal representatives in relation to the administration of the deceased’s estate is also considered. The module enables student to learn by engaging with a range of module materials to apply and develop their knowledge and develop an understanding of the relevant legal processes relevant to succession and the disposition and transfer of land that students will engage with through group work

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Introduce students to the law on succession and the rules and principles that apply to the management of a deceased person’s estate

    • Understand the legal formalities and process relating to the administration of the deceased’s estate

    • Understand the use of trust as a vehicle to manage the distribution of the deceased’s property

    • Awareness of the rules relating to the provision for spouses, partners and children.

    • To understand the process and legal requirements for the disposition of land relating to a deceased’s estate

    • Understand the principles of taxation and when these may apply to the distribution of the deceased’s property

    • Understand the circumstances of intestacy and when theses may arises

    • Understand the legal process relating to probate and the administration of the deceased’s estate.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Understand and apply the basic concepts and principles of the law of succession.
    • Ascertain and evaluate the relevant facts contained in unfamiliar scenarios and apply knowledge to complex probate problems and/or difficult theoretical questions of succession law
    • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the legal processes relevant to the administration of a deceased’ estate.
    • Solve complex practical problems arising from the administration of an estate.
    • Undertake independent research to identify and address key legal and factual issues from a variety of presented sources.
    • Demonstrate high level oral and/ or written skills
    • Present a coherent and cogent argument orally or in writing
    • Identify, evaluate and apply the principles of family law to factual situations to come to reasoned and evidenced conclusions

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Practical Task (2000 words)

    Component 2 - 50% Examination (Closed Book, 2 Hours)

  4. LAW OF BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS
    (Optional) llu603
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    Business Organisations can take a number of very different forms, that determine the structure, roles, duties and legal liabilities of those who are responsible for their operation and management, for example Director, Shareholder, Partner, Company Secretary. This module introduces students to the various different types of business structures, how these are created and regulated in their operation in law and how these work in practice as well. The module also considers the different types of business activity that businesses commonly engage in, such as securing business finance, product manufacture and sales. The module examines the  different roles adopted within the different business structures to enable the business to function and considers the duties and liabilities that can arise in relation to the operation of these different business structures and available when these are not met.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 39.00 Independent   : 161.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to enable student to:

     

    • Be aware of the various ways in which businesses are set up, managed and might evolve, with particular focus on the company structure
    • Understand and critically analyse the different organizational structures that a business can potentially adopt in their start-up and development stages.
    • Consider the relationship between those persons involved in the management of a business under each business model and the powers, rights and duties of such persons as between each other, with particular emphasis on the role of company director
    • Understand and analyse the various processes for the winding up of a business
    • Understand the concept relating to product liability within a business context
    • Understand the concept of agency (in brief) and how this operates in relation to various business organisations and the areas of sales
    • Appreciate the ethical approaches to business governance and the commercial context and policy related to business law
    • Apply basic law in a variety of business organisations to a problem based scenario to advice a client
    • To work effectively in teams to make an effective contribution to the group task

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Evaluate the different forms of business models available in English Law demonstrating a critical understanding of the principles of business law to a selected range of business activities
    • Define and evaluate relationship, powers, rights and duties, between those persons involved in the management of a business in relation to various business models
    • Critically evaluate the impact of policy and the commercial context on businesses and their ethical governance.
    • Demonstrate high level oral and written communication skills in the presentation of a coherent and cogent legal argument
    • Identifying, evaluate and applying the principles of business law to factual situations to come to reasoned and evidenced conclusions

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Essay (4000 words)

  5. MENTAL HEALTH LAW
    (Optional) llu602
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module provides students with the opportunity to study mental health law and to consider the legal framework for the assessment, treatment detention and discharge of patients with mental health conditions within England and Wales. The legal framework is analysed and considered in relation to the protection afforded the mentally disordered in terms of their human rights, and the impact of ethical, social and policy concerns. Students will in addition, consider the role of the mental health tribunal in offering independent oversight of treatment. Finally, the module offers students the opportunity to review the role, responsibilities and duties of mental advocacy workers, nearest relatives and guardians, who are relevant in supporting those with mental health disorders.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 37.00 Independent   : 163.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to enable students to:

     

    • Understand the framework for the assessment, treatment, detention and discharge of those with mental health disorders 

    • To appreciate and evaluate the relevant ethical, social and policy issues arising in relation to mental health law

    • To appreciate and critically evaluate the relationship between the mental health and mental capacity provisions and the relationship between these

    • To appreciate and engage in critical review of role of mental health tribunals and the roles and duties of mental health and mental capacity advocates, guardian and nearest relative and their contribution to these processes.

    • To understand the role of legal representation in the context of a mental health tribunal or judicial review of decisions relevant to mental health law

    • Undertake and analyse in groups problem based situations to seek legal solutions to complex problems 

    • Develop advocacy skills in simulated representation of a client in relation to mental health tribunal proceedings

    • Awareness of the challenges of those with mental health disorders in participating in legal proceedings

    • To identify and appreciate the professional ethics arising in the context of mental health law

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Evaluate the legal framework for the ‘treatment’ of hospital and community patients considering the relevant ethical, social and policy issues

    • Evaluate the protection of human rights afforded those with mental health disorders

    • Critically evaluate the role of mental health tribunals and the process of judicial review safeguarding the interests of those with mental health disorders.

    • Evaluate the roles and duties of mental health advocates, guardians, and nearest relatives.

    • Demonstrate high level oral and written skills in the presentation of a coherent and cogent legal argument

    • Identify, evaluate and apply the principles of family law to come to reasoned and evidenced conclusions

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Esaay (4000 words)

  6. INTERNATIONAL ASYLUM AND REFUGEE LAW
    (Optional) llu609
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module introduces students to the complex relationship between asylum status and refugee protection within the framework for the protection of fundamental rights that informs the international legal framework for the protection of refugees. The module provides student with the opportunity to examine regional legal instruments pertaining to refugee protection, with particular focus by way of comparison with the EU. The international enforcement of refugee protection is considered within the political social and economic constraints that may impact on and at times hinder the development of protection for refugees.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 32.00 Independent   : 168.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • To discuss and consider the difference between asylum and refugee status in the development of International framework for refugees

    • Introduce students to the relevant international and regional legal instruments and other sources of law relevant to asylum and refugee law

    • Provide an awareness of the relevant doctrines and norms that inform the notion of international protection

    • Provide an understanding of the role of the United Nations and human rights committee in the protection of refugees

    • Analyse the relevant principles associated with international protection of refugees such as non-refoulement, complementary protection within the context of Human Rights

    • Identify key cases from national tribunals and the European courts, and critically analyse and communicate their principles

    • Understand the role or the EU in the regional development of refugee protection and have an appreciation of the impact of the Common European Asylum System as an aspect of EU policy;

    • Provide students with an awareness of the solutions posed to reform of the international refugee system and to question and evaluate these through group discussion and by identifying the challenges posed.

       

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the main principles of the international and regional (European) refugee regimes and their applications in different contexts
    • Evaluate the political, economic and human rights issues related to refugee law
    • Demonstrate an understanding of international and regional (European) refugee regimes and of EU asylum instruments
    • Evaluate the values and norms applicable to refugee protection regimes and the social, economic, political and policy drivers affecting refugee protection.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Essay (4000 words)

  7. SEX, CRIME AND JUSTICE
    (Optional) cru611
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module provides students with the opportunity to explore the historical, legal, social and cultural dimensions of sex and sexuality in the context of the criminal justice system. The module seeks to consider the ways in which concepts such as vulnerability, sexuality and gender operate in, often, exclusionary ways. In light of this, students will critically appraise the ways in which technology, sex(uality) and law intersect in this context. The module will also focus on how new technology has been weaponised against particular groups in the 21st Century – providing another medium for heteronormative assumptions about sex and sexuality and gender based violence to be realised.  Considering a range of topics such as pornography, sexting and the age of sexual consent, students will draw on key theoretical concepts, to critically discuss the operation of the law in this area and the concept of ‘justice’. 

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 36.00 Independent   : 164.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Critically examine the criminal justice response to varying forms of sexuality through socio-legal enquiry.

    • Critically evaluate existing criminal justice responses to issues concerning sex and sexuality using theoretical frames such as feminism, post-structuralism and postmodernism.

    • Challenge and evaluate heteronormative assumptions that underpin societal and legal constructions about what is, or is not, deemed appropriate in terms of sexuality.

    • Enable students to critically discuss and challenge legal and policy responses to varying forms of sex and sexuality, drawing on appropriate theories.

    • Enable students to articulate their arguments, based on the above, through critical writing

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Analyse case studies, legal statutes and common law rhetoric concerning offences and behaviours associated with sex and sexuality.
    • Consider up-to-date research in the area, through research led teaching.
    • Research and articulate arguments, through the use of relevant theory, concerning the criminalisation of various displays and forms of sex and sexuality.
    • Present a written essay demonstrating their critical understanding of the key theoretical and conceptual arguments in the area.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Written Piece (2500 words)

  8. FAMILY LAW
    (Optional) llu604
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to provide students with a critical understanding of the legal responses to the formation, dissolution and regulation of family relationships, by way of marriage and civil partnerships. The module considers the impact of the dissolution of these legal relationships upon the division of family property and consider the factors that court will consider in providing for the continued maintenance of children form such relationships. The module also enables students to engage in and evaluate the law in relation to the parent/child relationship, to consider the concept of parental responsibility, how this operates between parents and when a court may step in to override this.  The module further considers the legal consequences that flow from the context of domestic violence in relation to the family home, and the range of protective measures to protect family members in such situations.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 37.00 Independent   : 163.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

     

    • Consider the legal context in which various family relationship arise

    • Develop knowledge of the concept of parenthood and the associated parental responsibility, how this operates in practice between parents and its limitations subject to judicial oversight

    • Develop an awareness of the range of orders in relation to access to children and child support

    • Understand and appreciate the rights of the child and importance and application of the welfare principle in relation to matters involving the welfare of children   

    • Discuss and evaluate the law and policy relating to the context of family violence and be aware of the orders that are available to protect family members

    • Understanding of the approaches to the management of family property and the regulation of economic relations in the context of divorce

    • Consider the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 and policy issues relating to family law

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Critically evaluate the legal context and regulation of various familial relationships.

     

    • Critically evaluate the law and policy issues relating to familial violence.

     

    • Demonstrate a critical understanding impact of human rights on family law.

     

    • Critically evaluate and analyse the law relating to children and their welfare.

     

    • Understanding of the regulation of economic and property relations within the context of family law

     

    • Use a wide variety of standard and legal and other electronic sources of information.

     

    • Demonstrate high level oral and written skills to present a coherent and cogent argument

     

    • Identify, evaluate and apply the principles of family law to factual situations to come to reasoned and evidenced conclusions

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 70% Examination (Class Test, 2 Hours)

    Component 2 - 30% Presentation/Skills Assessment (2000 words equivalent)

  9. ADVANCED CRIMINAL LAW AND PRACTICE
    (Optional) llu610
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module introduces students to a range of criminal law theft and criminal property offences. Students will have the opportunity in their student and consideration of the substantive law relating to these offences to gain an overview of the associated legal processes and procedures relevant to Magistrates and Crown Court. Students will follow a documented case from arrest to sentence and will gain an understanding of the law relating to the provision of legal advises and legal representation relating to a number of contexts and processes which may include a consideration of: advising clients at the police station interview, charging procedure, consideration of bail, plea, pre-trial and case management, trial and sentencing process. This module provides an opportunity to consider some of the professional issues and relevant legal processes that arise in relation to client representation, as well as providing the opportunity to develop oral advocacy skills.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Engage students with a substantive understanding of a range of criminal property  offences: Theft Act 1968, Criminal Damage Act 1971, and the Fraud Act 2006

    • Enable students to engage in acquiring a knowledge of the court process and procedures (both Magistrate and Crown court) associated with all stages from entering of plea to sentencing

    • Enable students to understand the legal framework for arrest, detention and interviewing in the context of providing legal advice to the client

    • Students to work in groups to identify relevant facts and legal issues arising from hypothetical factual situations that will be used to enable them to evaluate the legal and professional ethical issues arising and conclude through reasoned oral argument as to how these can be resolved

    • Develop oral and written advocacy skills through engagement with oral advocacy task and the drafting of legal opinion

    • Familiarise students with relevant court procedure and etiquette through simulated role play activities.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Critically evaluate the principles of criminal liability in relation to a range of property offences

    • Understand the professional and ethical issues that arise in criminal litigation and how these are managed by professional codes of conduct

    • Research and apply the criminal law legal principles and the rules of law to demonstrate high level written skills and produce a legal opinion related to a problem based scenario   

    • Demonstrate appropriate court room etiquette, professional conduct

    • Present a well reasoned argument, oral and or in writing, with supporting evidence, to address a selected aspect of court room process and procedure to apply the principles of criminal law to a problem based scenario.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Essay (2500 words)

    Component 2 - 50% Practical Task (2000 word equivalent)

  10. DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND REMEDIES
    (Compulsory) llu607
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to enable students to explore the disputes that may arise in relation to contract and tort and the relevance and application of the mediation process as a first step in resolving these in order to avoid civil litigation. Student will work in small groups to develop mediation skills through participation in simulated workshop role play activities. Students will be given feedback on their performance in advance of their assessment of undertaking a mediation in relation to a contract or tort law dispute. In additions to those students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of a range of equitable and legal remedies available and the relevant legal process for the pursuit of relevant claims.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 48.00 Independent   : 152.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Promote and understanding of the compensatory aims and theoretical underpinnings of compensation

    • Factors limiting recovery of damages

    • Understanding and evaluation of the relevance of factual Causation, intervening cause, remoteness of damage and mitigation in relation to civil claims

    • Understand the damages potentially available for different types of loss including pecuniary loss (except consequent on personal injury or death- including breach of contract and mental distress)

    • Understand the damages available for personal injury and death

    • Awareness and evaluate of the remedies for breach of contract remedies

    • Understand and evaluate the doctrines of compelling performance – specific performance and injunction

    • Understand the relevance, nature and availability of restitutionary remedies and the principles underpinning these.

    • Understand the process for the pursuit of a contractual or tort related claim through the civil litigation process.

    • To engage in workshop activities to consider the range of remedies available in the areas of contract and tort law and to apply these to hypothetical scenarios to reach provide advice

    • Opportunity to undertake a mediation in relation to a contract or tort related dispute

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the rules applicable to the granting of
    • remedies in contract, tort and restitution.

    • Apply knowledge gained to identify relevant legal issues in a case study, to present informed solutions to disputes and legal problems in the area of contract or tort law
    • Understand the legal process for the pursuit of a contractual or tort related claim through the civil litigation process
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic rules applicable to the granting of
    • remedies in contract, tort and restitution.

    • Identify the relevant legal issues in a case study, to apply knowledge to present informed solutions to presenting disputes and legal problems.
    • Prepare and communicate in an effective and efficient manner, orally and in writing the presentation of a client’s case in a mediation relating to contract or tort law dispute

    • Work with in a team and act in accordance with professional ethics in a given mediation.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Case Study (2500 words)

    Component 2 - 50% Practical Assessment (2000 words)

  11. EMPLOYMENT LAW
    (Optional) llu611
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    The nature and terms of employment have changed considerably in recent times, some of these changes are considered in this module as contemporary themes through which students can explore the context of the employment relationship and the social, economic and policy consideration that apply. Students explore the nature of the employment relationship and the law which governs this. The right and responsibilities and duties of the employer and employee are considered within the context of contemporary employment issues and themes to consider a range employment issues from redundancy, unfair dismissal, harassment and discrimination. The various remedies available are considered as is the role and process relating to the employment tribunal.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 39.00 Independent   : 161.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to enable students to:

     

    • Understand the various sources of employment law

    • Develop a critical understanding of the fundamental principles that govern the employment relationship

    • Appreciate and critically evaluate the contemporary themes and developments relating to employment law and critically evaluate the relevant social, economic and policy themes relevant to the context of employment law

    • Appreciate the range of possible actions and outcomes for a breach of the employment relationship

    • Apply the fundamental principles of employment law to a hypothetical scenario to draft a legal opinion on relevant law and legal merits of a case and the range of possible outcomes.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Critically evaluate the fundamental principles of employment law with regard to contemporary themes to assess the impact of social, economic and policy developments on the area of employment law

    • Synthesise a wide range of primary and secondary legal and non-legal sources to evidence research of the law relating to employment rights

    • Apply knowledge of employment law  principles to identify and analyse the legal issues in a hypothetical scenarios and situations to come to a reasoned conclusion about the potential actions and remedies available to parties, demonstrating a critical understanding of the relevant legal process.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Essay (4000 words)

  12. SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION IN POLICY AND PRACTICE
    (Optional) wwu603
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will provide students with the opportunity to explore historical and contemporary concerns that have served to shape policy and practice. Students will explore current legislation and its implications for practice for all those working with the young and vulnerable adults. A clearer understanding will be gained of the different roles and responsibilities of those working in the area of safeguarding. Consideration will be given to the impact that abuse can have on the lives of victims and their families.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled : 36.00 Independent : 164.00 Placement : 0.00 Total :  200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Give students an understanding of the different forms of abuse and neglect that some children and young people experience in their day-to-day lives
    • Develop students’ ability to demonstrate how and why the policy and practice focus of safeguarding has changed over time
    • Critically evaluate how current legislation is likely to impact on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
    • Explore the different roles and responsibilities that professional undertake in child protection and of the tensions and contradictions which can arise from this.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the way in which policy and practice for safeguarding has developed
    • Outline and analyse the content and intentions of key legislation within the area of safeguarding and child protection
    • Understand the forms that abuse can take and its implications for both victims and practitioners
    • Investigate and debate key issues facing practitioners working in this area.
    • Demonstrate an ability to synthesise arguments and understand the different principles that can inform practice
    • Apply different theoretical perspectives to develop an improved understanding of safeguarding and child protection work.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Essay (3500 words)

  13. MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS
    (Optional) llu608
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    Medical law is an interesting and expansive area of law informed by new developments in medical technology and innovative scientific techniques and their application within medicine and the health care setting. Students are introduced to several areas of law to consider the challenges that innovations in medical science present to the legal framework in keeping pace with new technology and the ethical issues presented by the application of new technologies. The module enables students to engage in discussion of the philosophical and ethical dimensions of medical law in relation to a range of topics within the area of medical law and to consider their impact on human rights.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 39.00 Independent   : 161.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to enable students to:

     

    • Engage in group activities aimed to promote discussion and critical consideration of the ethical issues relevant to medical law

     

    • Develop an understanding of ability to critically evaluate the key principles in medical law and the doctrinal, philosophical social and economic issues related to medical law

     

     

    • Consider the relevance of consent in establishing legitimacy and the legality of treatment and evaluate the extent to which the law protects those who cannot consent

     

    • Understand the judicial regulation of medical decision making

     

    • Understand the need for and regulation of medical research and critically evaluate any constraints that may apply

     

    • Appreciate the contemporary issues and key principles underpinning medical law and treatment and to identify areas for legal reform

     

    • Undertake independent research and make use of a wide range of legal and non-legal sources.

     

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Evaluate the key legal principles and ethical issues related to selected aspects of medical law and critically evaluate the relevant policy issues

     

    • Analyse and evaluate the impact of European Convention Jurisprudence on Medical law and Ethics

     

    • Undertake independent research to source, evaluate and synthesise a wide range of standard and legal and non-legal sources of information to address the legal issues identified

     

    • Apply the principles of medical law to hypothetical factual scenario

       

    • Apply a cogent and coherent legal argument supported by legal authority, to reach reasoned conclusions and where relevant advise parties.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Examination (Unseen, 3 hours)

  14. INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
    (Optional) llu612
    Read more

    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to provide an overview of the historical development of human rights and to the consider rights theory and the nature of international human right law within the context of the potential for human rights abuses that arise during times of war and political conflict. The module enables students to consider both the international and regional frameworks for the protection of rights protection as well as the relevant theories and doctrine, (universality versus cultural relativism) to consider the political context in which human right protection operates. A selection of specific rights are considered in relation to the frameworks for protection and there is an overview of the international (United Nations) and regional systems for enforcement.  

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 39.00 Independent   : 161.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to enable students to:

     

    • Understand the historical development and normative frameworks and theories linked to the concept of human rights

    • Gain an critical understanding of the international and regional human rights instruments namely the Universal declaration of Human rights, African Charters on Human Rights and European Convention on human rights

    • Awareness of and the relevant philosophical theories and practices relating to human rights protection and to explore and evaluate the relationship with issues of political, social, economic, legal and international justice

    • Develop an awareness and understanding of the methods of enforcement of protection of human rights, judicial and political

    • Opportunity to study core human rights through a case study approach that enables student to work in groups to discuss, appreciate and critique the practice of human rights protection

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Evaluate the theoretical and doctrinal approaches to international human rights law analysing the relevant social, political and economic and policy influences

       

    • Analyse the international and regional methods for the enforcement of human rights

    • Critical evaluate the effectiveness of human rights protection at an international and/or regional level

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Examination (Closed Book, 3 Hours)