Criminal Law

Module code: LLBP 1015

Module description

This module will enable you to understand the general principles of the criminal law and the requirements of some major criminal offences. It will develop your problem-solving skills in the field and your ability to utilise primary and secondary sources of law. Indicative content includes the general part (basis of criminal responsibility; modes of participation; inchoate crimes; general defences) as well as some specific offences (homicide; non-fatal offences against the person; theft; robbery; burglary).

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 40 hours
  • Tutorials: 20 hours


  • Cross-modular exam (120 mins): 40%
  • Cross-modular exam (120 mins): 60%
  • Professional development portfolio (2000 words): P/F

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books

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