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Exploring Legal Meaning (W820)

This course uses a number of different perspectives to explore the place and meaning of law in the modern world; students gain a broad understanding of how law works in different contexts and how its role can be understood from historical, social, political, and international perspectives; throughout the course examples are used to explore and illustrate these different perspectives; the examples range from areas such as the debate surrounding criminal responsibility of children to regulation of medical professionals and measures to tackle international corruption.

Entry requirements

To register for this course students must have an Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent; various HE and professional qualifications are considered equivalent to an Honours degree; if the student holds a qualification that they believe is an equivalent level to a UK Honours degree or if the student lacks formal academic qualifications but have relevant work experience then contact for Open University for possibility of entry.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 - 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 - 6 months

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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