Upon completion of this departmental unit, students will have the skills, understanding and attributes to bridge the gap from Foundation year to an undergraduate degree programme of their choice. The unit aim is to equip students with the knowledge and understanding in such areas of academic writing, personal and professional development. During the unit students will be able to make connections between theory and practice and gain awareness of the importance of increasing a proficient approach to their academic and personal skills, behaviours and attitudes relating to further academic studies.
The main aim of this unit is introduce students to the vital role that data analysis plays in modern organisations and equip them with related fundamental skills. Students will develop skills in the areas of data handling and processing, analysis and presentation. The unit will focus on the summary and description of data sets using both graphical and statistical approaches. Consideration will also be given as to how data analysis can enhance the ‘intelligence’ of an organisation and, in particular, support the decision making process.
This unit aims to provide an applied introduction to key theoretical aspects of microeconomics and macroeconomics through a range of case studies, policy debates and application to topical issues.
Understanding and Managing People
The main aim of this foundational unit is to enable you to appreciate introductory topics related to understanding and managing people at work. Through studying organisational behaviour, students will cover selected topics at three main levels, comprising individual, group and management level. Academic theory is explored through organisational examples.
Civil Justice 1 – An Introduction to the civil justice system
The main aim of this unit is to introduce students to sources of English law and English legal processes. The first part of the unit will cover the legislative process from social policy to statute book, the court system, the development of the common law and the importance of precedent. Students will have an introduction to European law and to the influence of the European Convention on Human Rights on the development of the law. It will prepare students for the study of constitutional law and the English Legal System during their law degree.
Civil Justice 2 – An Introduction to case law and alternatives to court
Students will have an introduction to case law and consider the different types of cases that come before the civil courts. Students will also discuss alternative means of resolving civil disputes through mediation, conciliation and arbitration. They will have a brief introduction to the formation of contracts and to the duty of care in preparation for the study of Contract and Tort law on their law degree. The assessment of the unit will be through examination of a seen paper and will prepare them for this type of assessment as they progress through their legal studies.
Criminal Justice 1 – An Introduction to the criminal justice system
The main aim of this unit is to introduce students to the legal framework and concepts of the UK criminal justice system. This unit will examine the nature of
crime, criminal justice processes and the role of different agencies in this process. Students will have an introduction to the impact of the system on victims and crime prevention. Students will also take part in a court visit and will have an opportunity to see the criminal law in practice. This unit will also look at professionalism and introduce the notion of ethics in a legal context. It will prepare students for the study of criminal law and law and society during their law degree.
Criminal Justice 2 – An Introduction to the criminal law and sentencing
Students will have an introduction to the key concepts of criminal law. The unit also looks at punishment and sentencing theories and students are able to undertake a sentencing exercise to understand how the courts reach their decisions. They will also look at a specific area, youth justice in detail. The unit will continue to include professionalism and look to equip the students with some of the skills they will need as students on the LLB and as early career professionals, such as good communication and presentation skills, as well as reflective practice and team work. This course will prepare students for the study of criminal law and law and society during their law degree.