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Law in Context


Tuesday 23 April - Tuesday 18 June 2024, 6pm-9pm

5 sessions - Check class timetable


Our Law in Context short course introduces a series of contemporary ideas about law and social life. You will trace the formation of these ideas in their social and legal historical context and learn about legal historical narratives and the conflicting interests underpinning them.

By exploring the socio-cultural origin of legislation, you will develop the skills and knowledge required to critically evaluate contemporary law and social mores. You will be introduced to primary historical sources and use these to question and evaluate legal reforms.

The course is designed to develop a range of transferable skills predominantly related to information technology and team working. It is delivered online.

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.