Corruption and the Law

Module code: 954M3
Level 7 (Masters)
30 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Essay

You will examine the ways legal systems seek to control the problem of corruption and bribery.

The module initially focuses on the regulation of bribery in domestic law, examining the Bribery Act 2010.

It then examines the domestic law of other national jurisdictions before turning to consider the position under international law. It focuses on anti-corruption agreements including the United Nations Convention Against Corruption and the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organised Crime.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of regional and international anti-corruption law
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the law relating to corruption in the United Kingdom
  • Critically analyse anti-corruption law in the UK and internationally
  • Evaluate the success or otherwise of domestic and international measures directed against corruption
  • Evidence the ability to undertake independent research in the field of anti-corruption law