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School of Law

Law of Tort

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Year of study:
Year 2
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Full Year
Introduces students to the English law of torts. Half the course is spent studying the traditional torts such as libel, trespass and nuisance, and the other half studying the modern tort of negligence.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to -

  1. Summarise the main features of the Law of Torts
  2. Explain the traditional torts of libel, trespass and nuisance, applying these to real-world examples
  3. Describe the modern tort of negligence and evaluate how it has evolved recently

Method of assessment

Assessment weighting: 20% coursework (two essays, each worth 10%); 80% unseen examination. Resubmission of coursework regulations do not apply to this course.