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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LAW2065 Criminal Law

30 creditsClass Size: 13

Module manager: Lydia Bleasdale

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is mutually exclusive with

LAW1141Introduction to Criminal Law
LAW1260Criminal Law
LAW2066Criminal Law

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This compulsory module will introduce students to core criminal law concepts and to the criminal justice system within which the criminal law is applied.


This module will provide students with the opportunity to learn about key criminal law principles, cases and legislation, and to recognise the different political and cultural contexts in which criminal law operates at national and international level.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module students will be able to:
- recognise, identify, state and analyse legal concepts, values, principles and rules of criminal law;
- apply appropriate terminology and legal reasoning to produce a coherent legal account of an issue of some complexity relating to criminal law;
- interpret criminal law information and data to provide a competent insight into the operation of the criminal law and system and their relationship to relevant social, cultural and political contexts;
- recognise the different political and cultural contexts in which criminal law operates at national and international levels.


Foundations of liability
Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
Criminal Law and power
General defences
Consent and criminal law (including non-fatal offences)
Assessment advice

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning151.0015.00
Private study hours252.00
Total Contact hours48.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

The online learning element is broken down into 15 minute tasks, there will be 60 x 15 minute tasks overall.'

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

A formative assessment opportunity will be provided.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Report1 x 2,500 word report100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:15:25


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