The English Legal System and Court Structure
This course provides an overview of the key concepts of the English legal system. The topics covered in the module include:
– The UK Constitution;
– Law-making and authority;
– Judges and the courts;
– The court hierarchy;
– The distinction between criminal and civil law;
– The standard of proof in criminal and civil proceedings;
– The doctrine of the Separation of Powers;
– The doctrine of Parliamentary Sovereignty; and
– The ‘Rule of Law’.
By the end of this module, students shall have a good understanding about the English legal system, and more generally about the legal system adopted in common law jurisdictions.
Students completing this module shall receive a Certificate of Completion.
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Our courses have different start dates each year. If you miss a start date you can simply join the course and work through to catch up or join before the next start date
Start Date: 5 April, 2021
- To understand constitutional model adopted in the UK;
- To understand the court hierarchy in the UK; and
- To learn about the different governing institutions and how the
balance of power is shared with these bodies; and
- To understand the fundamental aspects of the English Legal
- 60 minutes of pre-recorded video lectures and 20 hours of research content;
- Unlimited access to course materials (Course Guide, flowcharts, pdf downloads, fully illustrated (animated) video lectures);
- Assessments: Activities, Multiple Choice Questions and Case Studies (optional) to test your learning; and
- A Certificate upon completion.
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