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English Legal System


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On this short course you will explore the workings of the English legal system. By looking at the principles and values underpinning the common law, you will develop an understanding of the approaches taken to law-making by Parliament, and its application and development by the judiciary.

You will not only study these topics but you will also apply your learning in problem case scenarios. By looking at a range of case law and legislations, this English Legal System course builds the skills and knowledge necessary for developing cogent arguments and analysis. You will explore and practise legal reasoning whilst developing transferable skills such as acquiring a good grasp of information technology (e.g. using your course virtual learning environment), learning to reflect on and enhance your academic strengths and understanding how to set targets for personal and professional development.

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:

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.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. 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 register 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.