This module aims to provide an understanding of the constitution of the United Kingdom, explaining the major institutions within this system, and the major constitutional doctrines governing the United Kingdom. The students are introduced to the concepts of Human and Fundamental Rights and should gain a critical understanding of the ways in which the laws they study in other modules are made.
This module aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and structures of the law of contract. It seeks to promote a critical and reflective approach to both the theory and practice of modern contract law, and in so doing, the ability to respond critically and analytically to the legal arguments espoused in the case law. In light of this the module also aims to facilitate student’s abilities in problem solving through the application of case law and statute in certain situations.
This module aims to develop a knowledge and understanding of the key principles and concepts of Criminal Law and the ways in which criminal liability arises in a range of contexts. The socio-political context will also be explore to interrogate the inter-relationships between politics and law. The substantive law is explored within the context of the criminal justice system
English Legal Institutions and Method
The aims of this module are to introduce students to the theoretical and practical aspects of the English legal system within the framework of legal methodological training. It aims to ensure that students reach competency in the range of intellectual, research, reasoning and communication skills that are key to the successful study of law. It is designed to do this through engagement in practical exercises, clinic simulations, drafting proposals for legislation and deconstructing the language of law. It also aims to introduce students to English legal institutions and the legal system they are part of and engage students in the critical evaluation of those institutions and system. The essential legal skills of method and reasoning are introduced alongside the critical evaluation of the theoretical dimensions of the English legal system, its financing, institutions and personnel. In terms of academic skills, the module will equip students to research, analyse and develop arguments from primary and secondary sources.
People Management in the 21st Century
The aims of the module are to develop student understanding of group and individual dynamics in organisational settings. It encompasses both classical and emerging issues in organisations such as sustainability and ethical considerations.
The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to accounting and finance. It examines the basic principles and underlying concepts of accounting and the ways in which accounting statements and financial information can be used to improve the quality of decision making.
This module aims to offer students a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and principles of administrative law. This is the study of governmental power and it examines the role of legal intervention. The module promotes a critical and reflective approach to both the theory and practice of administrative law. This enables the student to respond critically and analytically to the complex issues arising from regulation of administrative practice and judicial review.
The main aim of this module is to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the key principles and concepts underpinning the study of the law of tort which occupies and important place within the common law of obligations in the UK. The course requires students to become acquainted with the basic elements and principles of tort law applicable to the law of England and Wales and to enable students to understand how tortious liability arises in various contexts. Students will be introduced to specific torts in order to assist them in forming an appreciation of the ways in which they impact upon the individual as well as how they operate within a social, economic and political framework. The tort of negligence is at the core of the syllabus.
This module aims to provide students with a sound and critical knowledge and understanding of the legal rules and policy governing property in England and Wales. The module aims to engage in a holistic critical discussion of the age-old problems, paradoxes and choices confronting every legal and political system in the regulation of ownership of corporeal and incorporeal things. In particular, the module will focus on the implications and issues surrounding ownership of land. It will examine the main theories on the question of ownership and distribution of wealth and seek to understand the choices that have been adopted in England and Wales.
This modules aims to help students achieve an in-depth understanding of the main legal principles underlying to the corporate form of business organisation. This module will also allow students to identify and apply relevant case law and statutes to practical situations; in this sense the students will be able to critically examine issues within corporate law and its relationship and application to situations which arise within the commercial and corporate world. The areas of law covered in this module are appropriate for students intending to pursue careers in law, business, accountancy and management, among others.
Management and Leadership
The aims of the module are to promote the study of management and leadership within organisations and the ability to systematically apply knowledge and understanding to complex and ambiguous situations in order to evaluate and justify recommendations for improved practices.
The module aims are to critically examine the role of project management within a contemporary business context and to explain how specific project management applications play an important role in achieving successful business outcomes. Finally, the module aims to examine the philosophies, principles, structures and methodologies of project management.
Students completing this module can apply for the Association for Project Management Introductory Certificate.
Core Modules for Year 3 at Canterbury Christ Church University Campus as Options vary year to year
Individual Study 1
The aim of individual study is for students to research and analyse a law topic of their own choice. They will review, analyse and assess existing literature and any relevant empirical data to produce an in-depth review of their topic, constructing a well-reasoned argument based on their findings.
Equity and Trusts
This module builds upon the understanding gained when studying Property Law in Year 2. It adopts a critical approach to the study of equity. It aims to provide students with a sound grasp of the rules, principles and concepts relating to equity and trusts by looking first at the historical development of principles of equity and the application of equitable remedies, before moving on to consider the substantive law of trusts.
European Union Law
This module is designed to offer an understanding of the constitutional framework of the European Union. It will introduce and critically examine the role of the institutions and the perceived lack of democratic legitimacy of the Union. The module will cover the legal rules governing the free market and analyse their outcomes in depth.
This module aims to provide an understanding of the interactions between public international law and international relations by explaining these areas from a critical perspective focusing in their reality, impact and effects on national life.