LA0551 - Further Area of Law [CPE FT, CPE DL]

What will I learn on this module?

In this module you will develop a critical understanding of an area of law outside of the foundations of legal knowledge as defined by the SRA and BSB.
The module will allow a degree of flexibility in choosing from a wide range of specific legal area. It will also enable the transfer and application of knowledge learned from the core legal areas to a specific area of study.

The areas available vary each year depending upon specialist tutor availability.

How will I learn on this module?

The purpose of this module is to encourage self-directed research skills.
You will, however be supported by a teaching and learning plan (TLP) which outlines a structure to follow throughout the module.

Independent learning- This project will centre on you identifying further reading and research to provide deeper/broader knowledge and understanding of the law in the area.

You will be provided with feedback on draft work that you provide to your supervisor for this module and, as part of your reflective development, such feedback can be utilised in the preparation of subsequent module assessments on the programme. You are therefore able to demonstrate self-reflection and reflective practice within the module and on the programme as a whole, with feedback of appropriate quality and the positive application of feedback on learning.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

The University is well-placed to support you in learning and research with an excellent library and teaching facilities, access to on-line legal databases and resources and appropriate software.

This module is designed and will be managed by your designated Module Tutor who will be responsible for guiding you in your engagement and learning on the module. All relevant materials and instructions will be accessible on-line through the module elp site, maintained by your Module Tutor. Your project supervisor will also provide updates on issues of current legal significance. The elp will provide materials, make announcements and to highlight recent developments in the law. You may communicate with your Module Tutor by e-mail and are encouraged to make contact if you encounter any difficulties relating to any aspect of the module.

Academic support is also available through feedback on assignments and a module teaching. At programme level you will be supported by the Programme Leader who will provide pastoral support throughout the module and the programme as a whole.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at:

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
You will learn a systematic and coherent body of knowledge concerning the role and function of your chosen area of law

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
You will develop an ability to conduct rigorous and independent legal research in your chosen area of law using and applying the relevant material to identify issues, construct rational arguments and present accurate legal information clearly, coherently and substantiated by authority

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
You will gain a critical awareness of the legal and ethical issues surrounding the laws relating to your chosen area of law and reflected on how those legal and ethical values align with your own personal and professional values.

How will I be assessed?

Summative Assessment will be undertaken on an individual basis by way of assignment which constitutes 100% of the marks for this module. This assignment aims to encourage a deep and critical approach to learning, developing an ability to think widely about the issues presented within the module and to explore these in-line with directed and independent learning.

Assessment criteria are provided to enable you to understand what is expected of you and how you will be judged on your performance.





Module abstract

The Further Area of Law module exposes students to an area of law outside of the seven Foundations of Legal Knowledge.
You will critically engage with research outputs as part of your research-rich learning, drawing from Northumbria’s extensive on-line databases and library facilities. You will be assessed by researched assignment (100%) which will consolidate your understanding of the law and develop your skills of critical analysis

Course info

Credits 10

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 1 year full-time

Department Northumbria Law School

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2023 or September 2024

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Full time Courses starting in 2023 are primarily delivered via on-campus face to face learning but may include elements of online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

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