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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.

We have scheduled additional dates for this course.
Group B - Starts Tuesday 7 July.

This course will be delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

A variety of interactive learning materials are available through the online learning platform twice a week for four weeks. A tutor guides you through the materials and provides additional support through online group discussion sessions and email.

You can study up to 30 credits at Summer University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please let us know by emailing

Where you study

This course is delivered online.

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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

Students will be required to submit a 1000 word assignment which will be based on a hypothetical case study relating to selected topic areas covered throughout the module.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

As this is an online course it is necessary that you have access to a computer and that you are comfortable learning via an online platform.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or equivalent.



2020/21 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Enrolment date: Starts Tuesday 7 July for four weeks.

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