Criminal Law 1 (Advanced) (M5075)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module introduces students to the structure and core elements of criminal liability.

It also touches on aspects of criminal law theory, and requires students to think critically about the types of conduct that should be criminalised and the circumstances in which individuals should be held criminally responsible for their actions.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


25%: Examination (Multiple choice questions)
75%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 25 hours of contact time and about 125 hours of independent study. 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: