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The Administration of Justice


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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-solve. 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 of, and critically evaluate, concerns related to civil liberties and human rights.

Assessment is via a multiple-choice skills test (10%), 850-word writing exercise (30%), 1150-word writing exercise (45%) and multiple-choice case law test (15%).

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.