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.


73%: Lecture
27%: Practical (Workshop)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. 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: