|Prerequisites for Module|
None in addition to SCQF 8 entry requirements or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To enable students to obtain a knowledge and understanding of the legal status of the main types of commercial contract and how they operate.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Consider the main forms of commercial transaction and relationships.|
||Critically evaluate the legal content of and requirements surrounding the key commercial contracts and relationships.|
||Apply the knowledge and understanding of key commercial contracts and relationships to practical situations.|
Indicative Module Content
Comparison of business vehicles such as sole trader, partnership and company; agency; sale and carriage of goods; insurance; intellectual property; cautionary obligations; negotiable instruments; money and banking; debt recovery and diligence; bankruptcy; the influence of the EU on national commercial law.
Indicative Student Workload
|Private Study||55||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.
||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 - Written coursework worth 70% of the overall module grade.
|1.||DAVIDSON, F. and MACGREGOR, L., 2016. Commercial law in Scotland. 4th ed. Edinburgh: W. Green.|
|2.||MACNEIL, I.G., ed., 2014. Scots commercial law. Edinburgh: Avizandum Publishing|