Outreach / Partner Institutions

International

HELP students

Representatives from Aberystwyth visit HELP three times a year in November, March and July. The number of students transferring from HELP to Aberystwyth each year has risen steadily. HELP students have enjoyed great success in Aberystwyth and in July 2009 we were incredibly proud to award First Class Honours degrees to four HELP University College students.

Entry Requirements

Students wishing to enter year 2 in Aberystwyth must have successfully completed their first year at HELP.

Students wishing to enter year 3 in Aberystwyth must have succcessfully completed their first and second years at HELP.

How the credit system works

Students study 120 credits each year. Honours classification is based upon 240 credits (years two & three). For students transferring into year three, the second year at HELP will be allocated the following weighting:

  • Legal Skills - 20 credits
  • Tort - 30 credits
  • Land - 30 credits
  • Evidence - 20 credits
  • Company Law - 20 credits

In year three all HELP students must study Equity and Trusts (20 credits). Students wishing to obtain a UK Qualifying Law Degree must study European Law 1 (10 credits) and European Law 2 (20 credits).

Brickfields Asia College students

Aberystwyth began discussions with Brickfields Asia College in 2005/06. The relationship has grown and we this year continue to welcome students from BAC.

Entry Requirements

Students wishing to enter year 2 in Aberystwyth must have successfully completed their first year at BAC.

Students wishing to enter year 3 in Aberystwyth must have successfully completed their first and second years at BAC.

How the credit system works

Students study 120 credits each year. Honours classification is based upon 240 credits (years two & three). For students transferring into year three, the second year at BAC will be allocated the following weighting:

  • Tort - 30 credits
  • Land - 30 credits
  • Equity - 30 credits
  • Evidence - 30 credits

In year three BAC students may choose 120 credits of optional modules.  Students wishing to obtain a UK Qualifying Law Degree must study European Law 1 (10 credits) and European Law 2 (20 credits).

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UK Outreach

The Aberystwyth Law School can offer the following Law and Criminology workshops and taster-talks to schools and colleges. Visits by members of our academic staff, along with our schools liaison team, can be organised at times and dates suitable for the school. Workshops and taster talks have been designed with the school syllabus in mind. These can be adapted to suite individual course needs.

Please contact Miss Ffion Llewelyn (email: fhl1@aber.ac.uk) to discuss requirements or organise a school visit. 

Law Subject Specific Taster Talks

Taster talks will focus upon a specific element of Law and Criminology taught at Aberystwyth Law School. They combine the interests of academic staff members with contemporary global issues to provide an insight into the world of law. 

‘Born Criminals? Exploring the physiology of criminality’ 

Research into the physiological differences between ‘criminals’ and ‘non-criminals’ can be traced back to the earliest history of criminology. This workshop will introduce participants to a variety of biological and biosocial theories of criminality; from the early work of Lombroso and his use of the body in explaining criminal behaviour, to some of the more contemporary contributions of biology and genetics to the study of crime. Throughout, participants will be invited to think critically about how we define and understand ‘crime’ and ‘criminals’ in modern society.

'Self-defence or no defence – you be the judge'

This taster talk will provide an introduction to the criminal law defence of self-defence, exploring the application of the legal standard of reasonable force. In particular, the differences arising due to the location of the attack and the reasons behind them will be questioned. It is notable that the scope of reasonable force is different in householder cases than in all other circumstances, with greater rights of protection afforded within the home. There will be an opportunity to consider different cases and for the participants to argue whether or not self-defence should apply.

‘Omissions and Criminal Liability Workshop’

This taster talk will provide an introduction to the law relating to criminal liability for omissions. In this practical session you will be presented with a problem, and will work as part of a team to build a case to either defend or prosecute the individuals involved within the case.  You will then present your arguments as a team to the whole group, and at the end there will be a guilty or not guilty verdict!