Students study four Foundation Subject modules, which set out the essential principles of legal studies:
The 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.
Public Law covers the Constitutional Law and Administrative Law elements of the Joint Statement.
Contract Law introduces basic but very widely used legal principles.
Law of the European Union, which draws on principles outlined in both Public Law and The English Legal System.
Students will also study Legal Skills to develop legal literacy, research and communication skills.
There are four more required Foundation Subjects, each of which relies upon prior study of the Level 4 Foundation Subject modules. Modules to be studied include:
Land Law, which draws upon principles established in Contract Law.
Criminal Law, which draws upon the institutions and processes identified in The English Legal System and principles outlined in Public Law.
Torts, which draws upon principles established in both Contract Law and Public Law.
Justice, Human Rights and the Law encourages social justice context relevant to Law.
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: