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School of Law

Law of Contracts

Module Code:
155200004
Unit value:
Year of study:
Year 1
Law of Contracts - is designed to give students a theoretical and practical understanding of the English law of contract. The module focuses on solving problem questions on contract law and examines fundamental concepts such as consideration, misrepresentation, and the control of unfair terms, as well as the remedies arising from breach of contract.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

Law of Contracts is designed to give students a theoretical and practical understanding of the English Law of contract. The module focuses on solving problem questions on contract law and examines fundamental concepts such as consideration, misrepresentation, and the control of unfair terms, as well as the remedies arising from breach of contract.

On completion of the module students will be able to:

  • Analyse sets of facts presented in the form of problem questions, identify and examine the relevant law and provide answers on the application of the law to the facts.
  • Present and critically discuss the content of legal rules, answer essay questions on the evolution of the law of contract and assess the state of the law.

In order to successfully complete the module the student needs to demonstrate knowledge of the main areas of the course through the presentation of caselaw and statute and show skill in answering problem questions in identifying the relevant law and applying it to the facts in reaching a sensible conclusion.

Method of assessment

  • Coursework: 20% (2000 words)
  • Unseen written exam: 80%

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