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Course overview

Perhaps the best known aspect of the legal system, criminal law presents an interesting and challenging area of study. This is an exciting introduction to criminal law – covering the law of theft, murder, manslaughter and non-fatal offences.

This course has now started.

Starts Monday 20 January, Mondays for eight weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm.

You can apply for up to three Winter University courses on the same application form. If you wish to change your choice or add additional modules after you have submitted your application then please email us at to let us know.

Where you study

Middlesbrough campus

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Course details

What you study

The major topics to be covered, and which will be given equal weighting, are:

1) The offences against the person (covering assault, battery, causing and inflicting grievous bodily harm)

2) The homicide offences, which will include: murder; gross negligence manslaughter; and unlawful act manslaughter.

3) The law of theft.

How you are assessed

In-course assessment


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements needed



2020 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Enrolment date: Starts Monday 20 January, Mondays for eight weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm