Learn how the law balances the defendant's interests, with respect for victims and witnesses. Topics include the right to a fair trial and the process of collecting evidence.
Medical Law and Ethics
Get to grips with controversial issues which often make the headlines. You'll explore the ethical conflicts behind the legal principles of topics including abortion and assisted dying.
Experience law in practice, advising real clients with real problems, researching legal issues and writing letters of advice under the supervision of professionally-qualified members of staff.
International Dispute Settlement
Explore how inter-state disputes are resolved, including the mechanisms set out in the UN Charter, and international courts and tribunals. Using practical examples, you'll compare and analyse the rules, institutions and processes for the peaceful settlement of disputes in international law.
Explore the role of law in the workplace. You'll consider the protection offered by employment law, work contracts, remedies available to wronged workers and discrimination in the workplace.
Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Examine the historical and theoretical context of alternative dispute resolution, focusing especially on mediation. You'll then explore mediation skills via workshops based around role-play scenarios.
This module covers the study of relationship formation and breakdown, the cohabiting family, same sex relationships, the financial aspects of relationship breakdown and children. You'll experience applying the practical aspects of family law to problem questions.
Cyberterrorism and Extremism
Your work this module will reflect real-world practice as you look closer at what’s happening in the world today, and discuss and debate key terms such as ‘cyber’, 'radicalisation', 'terrorism', ‘extremism’ and 'violent extremism'.
Transnational Organised Crime
Learn the concepts behind our grasp of transnational organised crime. You'll cover areas including the drugs and arms trade; people trafficking; cybercrime; and terrorism.
Restorative Justice and Peacemaking Criminology
Examine the development of restorative justice and peacemaking criminology, analysing their key concepts, values, principles and practices - as well as the controversies surrounding them.
Drug Use Today
This module introduces the study of ‘the drug problem’, in Western society. You'll explore the sociological and psychological perspectives used to explain drug-using behaviour.
Study the contemporary sociology of imprisonment. You'll examine current controversies in the use of prison sentences and consider the effects of incarceration on offenders.
Modern-Day Slavery in the UK
Slavery in the UK has risen exponentially over the past 20 years - now reaching some 136,000 victims. You'll consider definitions of slavery and how its scale is measured.
Sex Work, Policy and Crime
Discover the cultural, social and political issues surrounding the commercial sex industry. Through lectures and seminars, you'll consider why people buy and sell sexual services.
You will make an original contribution to research by designing, carrying out and writing up your own project on a topic you choose, supported by your dissertation supervisor.