This course is for you if...
- you enjoy current affairs and solving complex issues where the answer is not always so perfectly clear, but where your judgement could affect the future interpretation of points of law.
- you like to practice the formulation and construction of reasoned argument in the applied context of a legal framework.
Other subjects such as Criminology or Uniformed Public Services would be suitable courses to take alongside this course, but you could also study a wider range of other subjects such as English, Modern Languages or vocational Business.
What topics will I study?
In your first year you will study the following units:
- Dispute solving civil law–explores how civil disputes are resolved, both in the courts and by alternative means. You will learn about the law on negligence.
- Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System.
In your second year you will study the following units:
- Applying the law – examine the law related to specific crimes, including homicide and offences against the property. You will also explore the police procedures for dealing with such offences.
- Aspects of Family Law –explore the requirements of marriage and civil partnership, the law governing the breakdown of relationships, as well as how disputes over children are resolved by the courts.
What can I do after this course?
This is a recognised vocational qualification and can lead to a range of jobs in the legal profession, police etc. Students can also use the qualification to progress to higher education.