Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3072H: Aspects of Evidence

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • 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 activity44 x 1 hour tutorials
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity2412 x 2 hour video recorded lectures
Guided Independent study82Reading and preparing for tutorials
Guided Independent study40Researching and writing essays

Online Resources

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