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Module Title
Commercial Law (Online LLB)

Commercial contracts; Agency; Partnership; Bankruptcy; Cautionary Obligations; Insurance; Carriage of Goods; Sale of Goods

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedMay 2002
ApprovedAugust 2013
AmendedJuly 2001
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 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:

1. Consider the main forms of commercial transaction and relationships.
2. Critically evaluate the legal content of and requirements surrounding the key commercial contracts and relationships.
3. 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

Contact Hours

Distance Learning
Online activities

Private Study

Directed 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 - Written coursework worth 70% of the overall module grade.

Indicative Bibliography

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

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