Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
Autumn 2024
12 Weeks
University Certificate of Study
Faculty: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Course Type: Professional/Flexible, Online
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.
Application Deadline:


Name: School of Law
Email: Telephone: 061 202682

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Brief Description

Next Intake Autumn 2024

The programme examines all of the main topics within the Law of Evidence. 


The programmes examines all of the main topics within the Law of Evidence.  Along with such basic concepts as relevance and the court's discretion to exclude technically admissible evidence, the topics that will be covered include the burden of proof, the course of the trial, the competence and compellability of witnesses, the opinion rule, the rule against hearsay, cross-examination, the law governing the admissibility of confessions, corroboration, privilege, and the principles that regulate the admission of character evidence. 
It will be suitable for anyone with an interest in the court process and fact  finding.



On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to:

- Differentiate between key concepts in the Law of Evidence

- Describe the principles relating to the various exclusionary rules

- Understand the relevance of the rules and the rationales for their application

- Apply the rules and principles to scenarios so as to demonstrate the possibilities for conviction or acquittal.

Each candidate is considered on an individual basis whose academic qualifications,work experience, motivation and overall potential for the programme are evaluated.

Entry requirements are established to ensure the learner can engage with the course material and assessments, at a level suitable to their needs, and the academic requirements of the module. By applying to this micro-credential, you are confirming that you have reviewed and understand any such requirements, and that you meet the eligibility criteria for admission.

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.


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