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Module Title
Property Law (Online LLB)

Real Rights, Corporeal Property, Incorporeal Property, Heritable Property, Moveable Property, Ownership, Possession, Rights In Security, Trusts, Human Rights.

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedMay 2002
ApprovedAugust 2013
AmendedApril 2010
Version No.1

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Prerequisites for Module

None in addition to SCQF 8 entry requirements or equivalent.

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

To enable students to obtain a knowledge and understanding of the main principles of property law.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Explain the main principles of Scots property law.
2. Analyse key issues relating to the principles of property law.
3. Apply the principles of property law to practical situations.

Indicative Module Content

The Nature and Classification of Rights in Property; Ownership; Original Acquisition; Derivative Acquisition of Corporeal Moveable Property; Rights in Security; Possession; Incorporeal Property; Human Rights and Property; Introduction to Trusts - their nature and classification.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Distance Learning
Online activities

Directed Study

Directed Study

Private Study

Private Study

Mode of Delivery

This is a lecture and tutorial based module. Lectures provide core module content. Tutorials develop associated higher level skills through student centred learning. In the distance learning mode, in addition, online activities will form part of the module contact time.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3
Component 2 1,2,3
Component 3 1,2,3

Component 1 - Written coursework worth 30% of the overall module grade.

Component 3 - Compliance on a pass/fail basis with the requirement to participate (refer further - Module Performance Descriptor) to a reasonable level in online forum and tutorial activities.

Component 2 - Examination worth 70% of the overall module grade.

Indicative Bibliography

1.ANDERSON, C., 2016. Property: a guide to Scots law. Edinburgh: W Green.
2.REID, K.G.C., 1996. The law of property in Scotland. Edinburgh: The Law Society of Scotland/Butterworths.

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781