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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3003: Criminal Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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:


  • Homicide
  • Non-fatal offences
  • Sexual offences
  • Theft, Robbery and Burglary
  • Criminal damage
  • Defences
  • Inchoate Offences
  • Complicity

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 teaching and learning (synchronous)4422 x 2 hour seminars
Guided independent study (asynchronous)176Preparation for seminars
Guided independent study80Preparation of assessments

Online Resources

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