|Prerequisites for Module|
None in addition to SCQF 7 entry requirements or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To provide the student with an understanding of the foundation elements of the Scottish legal system and the its operation.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Discuss the various sources of law in Scotland.|
||Explain the jurisdiction and functions of the civil and criminal court system and the roles of the persons working in the legal profession.|
||Evaluate the predominant law making bodies affecting Scotland.|
Indicative Module Content
Sources of law, civil and criminal court structure, legal personnel, the legal aspects of the EU, UK and Scotland.
Indicative Student Workload
|Private Study||55||Mode of Delivery|
This is a lecture and tutorial based module. Lectures provide core module content. Tutorials develop associated higher level skills through student centred learning. In the distance learning mode, in addition, online activities will form part of the module contact time.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2|
|Component 2 ||1,2,3|
|Component 3 ||1,2,3|
Component 1 - Written coursework worth 30% of the overall module grade.
Component 3 - Compliance on a pass/fail basis with the requirement to participate (refer further - Module Performance Descriptor) to a reasonable level in online forum and tutorial activities.
Component 2 - Examination worth 70% of the overall module grade.
|1.||SHIELS, R., 2015. Scottish legal system. 4th ed. Edinburgh: W. Green|
|2.||WALKER, D.M., 2001. The Scottish legal system. 8th ed. Edinburgh: W. Green.|
|3.||WHITE, R.M., WILLOCK, I.D. and MACQUEEN H.L., 2013. The Scottish legal system. 5th ed. Haywards Heath: Bloomsbury.|