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Legal Studies

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The Introduction to Legal Studies module is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the court structure, procedures and personnel of the legal system of England, Wales and the European Union.

This course can be taken as part of the pathways to degree in accounting. It is also ideal for professional development or for those with an interest in the subject.

Learning and teaching

Tutor-led classroom sessions, student-led seminars. There will be two Saturday schools for study skills. Your learning and teaching for this module is underpinned by self-directed study.

Coursework and assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. On the Pathway Programme you will have formal assessments. These will take the form of class tests, written assignments, a course journal or a portfolio.

Your assessments are designed to prepare you for further study in a degree setting.

Reading suggestions

  • A.W. Bradley and K.D. Ewing 2007 14th edition Constitutional and administrative law Harlow : Pearson Longman
  • R. J. Walker, M.G. Walker, R. Ward, A. Wragg 2011 11th edition Walker & Walker's English Legal System Oxford : Oxford University Press

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.


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