Language and the Law (Forensic Linguistics) Diploma Level 3

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Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
200 Hours
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Ever been interested in the relationship between language and the law? Or maybe you’ve wanted to pursue a career in law documentation? If the answer is yes, the Language and the Law (Forensic Linguistics) Diploma is the perfect course for you. This course explores the unique partnership between language and the law, through their history and how this has continued and developed over time. You’ll be able to explore the disciplines that fall in this niche field, as well as the responsibilities of these roles. Throughout the course, you will achieve a high level of understanding of key areas including, the language of the law, understanding written legal texts, how language is analysed and how language itself can become a crime.


  • How the language of the law has developed historically alongside the development of language (which can be used to help you decipher written legal texts, Acts of Parliament and Wills)
  • How language is analysed in relation to the criminal justice system, especially in the courtroom or whilst dealing with police disclosures
  • How language itself can be a crime
  • The theoretical background to language as a crime


  • Module 1: What is Forensic Linguistics?
  • Module 2: A framework for analysing text
  • Module 3: The Language of the Law
  • Module 4: Courtroom and police discourses
  • Module 5: Authorship
  • Module 6: Language crimes

Duration study load

  • 200 hours

Entry requirements

  • No previous knowledge required

Course features

  • 12 months expert tutor support
  • Certificate of completion

Professional recognition

  • NCFE Certificate
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At the end of each module students are required to complete a tutor-marked assignment.


No previous experience or knowledge is required to apply for this course. You can choose when to start the course at any point up to 12 months from initial registration with complete tutor support.

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