|Prerequisites for Module|
None in addition to course entry requirements or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To enable students to develop an analytical and critical approach to the application of legal principles to voluntary obligations in contract under the Scottish and English and Welsh legal systems and to understand the component parts of the Scottish, English, European and other relevant legal systems.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
Sources of law; the UK courts; key concepts of public international law; nature of contract; offer and acceptance; error and restitution; illegal contracts; unfair contract terms; interpretation; third party rights; remedies; extinction of obligations.
The content, while set out in indicative form here, will be contextualised depending upon the course on which it is taught.
Indicative Student Workload
|Mode of Delivery|
Lectures, seminars, assigned reading, case studies, group activities, directed reading/research and a coursework assignment.
Component 1 will be a piece of coursework and will be worth 30% of the total module grade and will test the student's uunderstanding of a key aspect of the legal systems part of the module.
Component 2 will be a piece of coursework and will be worth 70% of the total module grade and will test the student's uunderstanding of key aspects of the contract law part of the module.