Ever wondered about the difference between murder and manslaughter? Or what society hopes to achieve by sending someone to prison? Or the difference between assault, battery and GBH? Or what the difference is between juries and magistrates; Parliament and Government; or why different cases are heard in different courts?
These and many other questions will be answered during the course. You will study Law Making and the Legal System which acts as an introduction to the subject covering various topics including how laws are made and interpreted, where the ideas for new laws come from and the role of the criminal and civil courts in resolving disputes.
You will also study three areas of substantive Law: Criminal Law, Tort Law and Contract law
Studying law helps develop many transferrable skills including problem solving, analytical thinking, evaluation skills, presenting an argument and being able to express yourself succinctly in spoken and written forms of communication.
The course is 100% examination-based assessment with 3 exams at the end of the 2nd year.