London, United Kingdom

Cinematic Justice

when 17 July 2017 - 29 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 1515

Criminal justice has historically proved a valuable source for film makers. From I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) to contemporary films such as Conviction (2011) various aspects of criminal justice have been portrayed. In addition to pure fiction real life events such as the imprisonment of the Guildford 4 (In the Name of the Father) have formed the basis for dramatic works. This module analyses films illustrating the criminal justice system of the UK and abroad to discover what these portrayals tell the viewer about criminal justice.

Target group

Students with an IELTS score of 5.5 or higher
Minimum age: 18

Course aim

The module uses the films themselves as the primary source of material coupled with academic commentary.

Credits info

10 EC
Each Summer School module is worth 20 UK credits (10 ECTS). Official Transcripts are provided at the end of the course.

Fee info

GBP 1515: Tuition fee per session.
NOTE: this module may include additional costs for museum tickets.
GBP : At the time of application, students have the opportunity to select from accommodation at two of the University of Westminster's centrally located Halls of Residence, as well as joining a comprehensive Social Programme including evening events in London, and weekend trips throughout the UK.
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