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Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

The course seminars will engage students with: Proof and understanding probability evidence; issues/solutions with expert evidence; issues surrounding evidence from vulnerable witnesses; issues in Corroboration and Similar Fact Evidence; Hearsay evidence and issues surrounding the Presumption of Innocence, Reverse burdens of Proof and Human Rights


Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 25 credits (12.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Philip Glover

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • LS3025 Evidence (Studied)
  • Law (LS)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Scots Law in the area of evidence and procedure is in many respects unique and distinct from that in neighbouring jurisdictions. It has undergone significant review and change since the landmark decision in Cadder v HMA UKSC [2010] UKSC 43. This Level 4 Course will engage directly in critically examining and evaluating the impact of those reviews and procedural changes to some of the key conceptual foundations underpinning the admissibility of evidence in Scotland.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt:

3000 word essay (33%);

2 hour exam (67%).


Normally, no resit is available.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


This will be delivered in accordance with the University of Aberdeen’s and Law School Policy.

Course Learning Outcomes

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