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Short courses

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.

Summer University 2019 has now finished. We will be running a range of short courses as part of Winter University in January 2020. Our Winter University 2020 brochure will be available in November - please register your details here if you would like to receive a brochure when it is available.

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



2019 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342291