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The Administration of Justice

The Administration of Justice short course provides a comparative introduction to the administration of justice. While you will focus on England and Wales, you will also develop awareness of other legal systems. By examining a range of legal case studies, the course builds the skills and knowledge required for evaluating arguments and using inference techniques to problem solving. You will engage in debates concerning issues in policing, evidence and sentencing; you will also visit a court and reflect on this experience against what you have studied about the adversarial system. You will gain appreciation on, and critically evaluate, concerns related to civil liberties and human rights.

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    Visa requirements

    If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

    The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

    • Courses of more than six months' duration.
    • Courses of less than six months' duration.
    • Pre-sessional English language courses.

    International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

    For full information, read our visa information for international students page.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Mon 13-Jan-20 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code LALW046S4AAA
Availability Availability limited

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