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Introduction to Criminal Law

 
 

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.

You have access to a variety of weekly interactive learning materials on the University's online learning platform, Blackboard. You learn through pre-recorded videos, online quizzes, knowledge checks and links to a discussion board forum. You access details of suggested e-book reading for each session. Additional support is provided through email and online drop-in sessions.

Summer university

Start date: Starts Monday 7 June, for four weeks

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This course is 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.

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 email summer.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Where you study

This course is delivered online.

 

Course details

What you study

- the offences against the person (assault, battery, causing and inflicting actual and grievous bodily harm) and the defence of consent
- the homicide offences: murder; voluntary and involuntary manslaughter
- the law of theft.

How you are assessed

You submit a 1,000 word assignment based on a hypothetical case study relating to selected topic areas you cover. You get assignment support through the online learning platform, as well as online assignment support drop-in session.

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

As this is an online course you need access to a computer and be comfortable learning through an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone to participate in any interactive elements of the course.

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

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2021/22 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Start date: Starts Monday 7 June, for four weeks

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