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Accessibility Statement for SQE: legal system, public law and criminal litigation (W321)

Mode of study

Much of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images; audio/video clips (all with transcripts/subtitles); diagrams; interactive media; animations; and multiple-choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. We provide textbooks and downloadable materials for all module content.

Tuition strategy

This module provides online tutorials. Although not compulsory, tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

Working with others

You might be required to work with other students, but we will not assess this. This work could include looking at, and commenting on, others’ work; reflecting on others’ comments on your work; and/or working together with fellow learners on a task.

Mathematical and scientific expressions and notations

You’ll be required to use some mathematical and scientific symbols and expressions in the module and possibly within assessment.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain some diagrams/graphs/photographs. Reading/interpreting these is an important part of the study of this module and may be assessed. We provide descriptions for all essential figures.

Finding information

You will be required to search for, and make use of, third-party material online. We can provide alternatives for required/assessed research material to enable you to meet the learning outcomes of the module.

For example, as part of an activity in the first unit you are asked to search a database of Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) cases and take notes on a case. If you cannot work online to access the database you can be provided with a SDT case in a hardcopy format. 

Specialist reading material

You’ll be working with specialist reading material such as case reports and legislation. We’ll present these online.


This module has a tutor-marked assignment (TMA), interactive computer-marked assignments (iCMAs) and an end-of-module assessment (EMA).


You’ll receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted tutor-marked assignment (TMA). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.


We structure all University modules to a set timetable and you’ll need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. We’ll support you in developing these skills.

Specialist software

The module materials suggest you use the specialist software: OpenStudio, the Audio Recording Tool (ART), and Moodle Board – and may not be fully accessible as a result. Where these tools are used, appropriate workarounds will be provided if you cannot work with the tool concerned, such as saving your work on your own device rather than upload it into OpenStudio.

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