Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3072: Aspects of Evidence

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

It is envisaged that the syllabus will include the following topics in the following order although precise content and order may vary.


Nature of evidence; relevance; burden and standard of proof.

The rule against Hearsay and exceptions to it.

Evidence in Chief; previous statements

Cross-Examination including sexual complainants

Categories of witness including vulnerable witnesses such as children and sexual complainants; expert witnesses and identification witnesses.


The content of the law is evaluated within a critical framework involving notions of truth, fact and probability, as well as the findings of forensic psychology.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity2412 x 2 Hour Lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity4.53 x 1.5 hour Interactive workshops.
Guided Independent study55Individual reading and lecture preparation
Guided Independent study20Workshop preparation
Guided Independent study40Assessment preparation
Guided Independent study6.5Formative assessment

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).