You will be actively involved in a range of learning, teaching and assessment approaches as part of your programme. Such participative approaches aim to put you at the centre of your learning so you are involved and engaged in all aspects of your assessment and learning. Your programme will require deep involvement in learning activities and collaboration with your fellow students, working and learning with others as part of small groups. Learning activities may also occur both within and outside the classroom. Workshops are used to enhance a range of skills and focus on specific areas of expertise. Group work and moots (pretend courts) will hone your verbal arguing and presentation skills.
Your learning will also be supported by technology. Increasingly your tutors will be using existing and emerging learning technologies to engage you in e-learning activities. Your programme may be facilitated using a variety of media and online tools (My Learning on UniHub, podcasts, wikis, etc.). By engaging with e-learning you will also be developing skills which are essential for your learning and are also highly valued by employers. These include but are not limited to: working flexibly, communication, understanding of IT, team working and creating shared understandings based on quality resources and access to global expertise.
You will develop your knowledge of all aspects of law and commercial law at lectures, seminars and workshops, and supplement this with your own independent study.
- Lectures are often interactive, involving exercises and informal assessment by other students, and by you of your own work.
- Seminars are small group discussions which you will need to prepare for in advance. Here you will learn to analyse legal principles and apply them to practical situations, assess competing arguments and choose between alternative approaches.
- Group work and moots (pretend courts) will hone your verbal arguing and presentation skills. Personal and career development as well as group work are reinforced through workshops.
The course will also teach you to do legal research, and to review information from academic sources, journals and electronic resources. As you progress, you will have the opportunity to do your own research into an aspect of commercial law which the course has not covered. The course also includes dedicated careers events, and a programme of guest speakers drawn from the legal profession and other careers, as well as extra-curricular student-led activities careers events and talks by guest speakers from the legal profession.