The law affects every person every day of their lives in some form or another, whether it’s licensing fees for our television, consumer law when we buy something from a shop or not being discriminated against because of our age or ethnicity. The law is much more familiar to us than we think.
If you are good at History, Sociology or English Literature and Language you should be good at Law. It uses a similar method when answering questions including an analysis of cause and effect and all answers must be backed up by using evidence. This could be a piece of legislation, case law or quotation from a theorist. It is very similar to using a quote from a text in English Literature, studying the context of when the text was written and the effect of that quote. So studying Law is not so difficult as it may sound!
As part of the course you will develop an understanding of the Welsh legal system and areas of both private and public law within the law of Wales and England alongside developing an understanding of legal method and reasoning as used by lawyers and the judiciary.
You will learn how to develop and apply the techniques of legal method and reasoning to analyse and offer answers to problems, based on legal principles, legislation and case law as well as developing the ability to construct conclusions and communicate legal arguments by reference to appropriate legal authorities.
This course requires you to study the dynamics of legal decision making that will equip you with the skills necessary to study law at higher education.
It may be possible to study this subject on a part-time basis.