English Legal System (M3036)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This module covers use of the library and electronic resources reading cases, statutes and academic literature.

You'll learn how to produce fully referenced academic work, among other skills necessary to help you study law. You learn about the doctrine of judicial precedent and the principles involved in interpreting legislation.

This module gives you the opportunity to focus very narrowly and examine in detail how to find a ratio and to see the English Legal System in a broader context by critically examining its structures, process and personnel.


59%: Lecture
41%: Seminar


25%: Examination (Test)
75%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 20 hours of contact time and 130 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2017/18. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: