Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3003: Criminal Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
The syllabus will usually include the following topics in the order indicated, although there may be some variation from year to year:
Introduction to criminal law (definitions and sources)
Murder: actus reus, principles of causation.
Murder, mens rea
Specific defences to murder (provocation, diminished responsibility)
Non-fatal offences against the person
Joint Participation in Crime
Offences against property
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Learning and Teaching activity||46||23 x 2 hour Lectures|
|Learning and Teaching activity||9||6 x 1.5 hour Workshops|
|Guided Independent study||120||Individual reading and lecture preparation|
|Guided Independent study||35||Workshop Preparation|
|Guided Independent study||80||Assessment Preparation|
|Guided Independent study||10||Formative Assessment|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/