Introduction to English Legal System (Graduate Entry) (M3120)

Level 5

Autumn teaching

This module will introduce you to the institutions, personnel and procedures of the English Legal System. The lectures will provide an outline of five broad areas: sources of law, statutory interpretation, case law and the system of precedent, the court structure and basic appeals procedure and legal personnel and legal services. It will provide you with the necessary research methodology and skills to successfully undertake independent research and assessment in the range of core subjects.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 11 hours of work. This breaks down into about 11 hours of contact time. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: