You will study six modules, three of which are foundation subject modules –The three foundation subjects in the first year are: 1) English Legal System - introduces the legal system of England and Wales, its institutions and processes as well as key powers in law-making and legal interpretation, 2) Public Law, which covers the Constitutional Law and Administrative Law elements of the Joint Statement, and 3) Contract Law which covers basic but very widely used legal principles. In addition to these foundation subjects you will also take a module in Human Rights, Ethics and Society, which will help you understand other legal topics and the social justice context as you progress through your degree. The Legal Skills module will develop your legal literacy, research and communication skills.
All modules, apart from the Professional Development and Placement programme are required foundation subjects. You will study 1) Law of the European Union - the treaties and court judgments that help refine and guide the law of member states, 2) Land Law, which covers ownership of land and buildings on it, 3) Criminal Law, governing the punishment of offenders, and 4) Torts, which explores liability in cases of accident or damage. You will also study Advanced Legal Skills over both Semesters 1 and 2, which will further develop your skills of analysis, collation and synthesis, and critical judgement and evaluation.
In your final year you will be required to take the final foundation subject, Equity and Trusts, in semester 1. The remainder of the year is made up of optional modules, each of which is worth 20 credits and is run in either semester 1 or 2. At least one optional module must be a law option, while the remaining optional modules may be law or non-law. During the year you will continue to develop your practical skills and employability skills. A selection of non-law option subjects offers the opportunity for you to expand your law study into areas such as Business; Journalism; Working with Children, Young People and Families; Criminology and Sociology; and Politics. These option modules either cover additional aspects of the law (the development of law in international relations, or the practice of court reporting) or explore the relation of law to business practice, social policy, or sociological theories.
On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following: