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Module Title
Property Rights in Land (Online LLB)

Requirements Of Writing: Authentication Of Writing; Property Register; Landownership; Title Conditions; Leases; Liferents; Public Rights over Land and Water; Positive Prescription

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

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Prerequisites for Module

None in addition to SCQF 8 requirements or equivalent.

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

To enable students to obtain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of property rights affecting land together with relevant legal skills.

Learning Outcomes for Module

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

1. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the principles of landownership rights.
2. Analyse key issues relating to the principles of the main landownership rights.
3. Apply the principles of landownership rights to practical situations.

Indicative Module Content

Basic concepts of property law; landownership; requirements of writing; the proprty registers; title conditions; leases; public rights over land and water; positive prescription.

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
Component 2 1,2,3
Component 3 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.GRETTON, G.L. and REID, K.G.C., 2011. Conveyancing. 4th ed. Edinburgh: W Green.

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