|Prerequisites for Module|
None, in addition to SCQF entry requirement or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To provide students with a working understanding of Family Law in Scotland and in particular the relationships of Husband and Wife; Civil Partnership; Cohabitees and Parent and Child.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
Consideration of the features and legal consequences of marriage, matrimonial breakdown and the grounds for divorce, financial provision on divorce, cohabitation, legitimacy, parental rights and responsibilities, residence and contact, civil partnership, adoption and the key Human Rights Act 1998 implications of family law.
Indicative Student Workload
|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.
Component 1 - Written coursework exercise worth 30% of the overall module grade.
Component 2 - Examination worth 70% of the overall module grade.