Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3072: Aspects of Evidence

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


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Jenny McEwan (Convenor)


LAW1003 or LAW3003, except with the authorisation of the module coordinator



Available via distance learning


The module is directed towards critical analysis of the exclusionary rules of evidence, of particular relevance to criminal trials. It aims to provide you with an understanding of the adversarial trial structure and its impact on the content of the law of evidence, particularly in the context of the criminal trial. It also aims to familiarise you with the content of some of the key exclusionary rules; to encourage you to identify and debate current issues within the law of evidence with confidence; and to apply the legal rules and principles within a critical framework.

You will need to have completed and passed the Criminal Law (Law1003 or 3003) module. It is a heavily doctrinal subject requiring an awareness of the issues at trial as well as the Law of Evidence, and therefore may not be suitable for non-specialist students.

Module created

October 2009

Last revised