Criminal Law 2 (M6007)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This module looks in detail at substantive criminal offences, via close analysis of relevant statute and case law.

It focuses on understanding how the substantive legal rules are applied, using problem questions (ie hypothetical fact scenarios) to explore the operation of each offence.

We will also consider the extent to which the offences are clearly defined, paying attention to elements of each offence which are open to competing interpretations.


69%: Lecture
31%: Seminar


100%: Examination (Distance examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 27 hours of contact time and about 123 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 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: