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Postgraduate Module Descriptor


LAWM120: General Principles of Insurance Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Module Aims

The aim of the module is to give you a thorough grounding in the basic principles of English insurance law. Other modules within the insurance law pathway will be taught on the assumption that you have a clear and up-to-date understanding of these principles, and will seek to build on that existing knowledge. This module should therefore be regarded as vital for those of you who have not previously studied insurance law, but will also provide a useful refresher course for those who have. 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the core principles of English insurance law;
2. Undertake a critical evaluation of English insurance law, clearly identifying its perceived strengths and weaknesses;
Discipline-Specific Skills3. effectively integrate and assess information from primary and secondary legal sources using appropriate interpretative techniques;
4. analyze complex legal problems, identify the relative significance of the issues involved and select appropriate methods for investigating and critically evaluating them;
5. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of legal concepts and their contextual social and political implications;
Personal and Key Skills6. work independently, within a limited time frame, to complete a specified task;
7. Identify, retrieve and use the full range of library-based and electronic resources efficiently and autonomously;
8. Communicate and engage in debate effectively and accurately, orally and in writing, in a manner appropriate to the discipline and different contexts;