Undergraduate Module Descriptor
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
It is envisaged that the syllabus will include the following topics in the following order although precise content and order may vary.
Part 1: Private Trusts: Introduction; historical contextualisation; Distinction of trusts from other legal concepts; Creation of trusts; Formalities; Discretionary trusts.
Part 2: Trusts Administration: Introduction to Trusteeship; Remuneration of trustees; Duty to maintain equality between beneficiaries; Investment; Powers of maintenance and advancement.
Part 3: Other Trust Matters: Implied and Resulting trusts; Constructive trusts; Breach of Trust; Personal Remedies and Tracing;
Part 4: Charities: Different forms of charity; Charities Act 2006 and the work of the Charity Commission and Charity Tribunal; Charitable nature; Disqualifying factors; Public benefit; Regulation of charities; Cy Pres doctrine.
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||45||23 x 2 hour Lectures|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||9||6 x 1.5 hour Workshops|
|Guided independent study||120||Individual reading and lecture preparation|
|Guided independent study||35||Workshop preparation|
|Guided independent study||80||Assessment Preparation|
|Guided independent study||10||Formative Assessment (optional)|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
All handouts and related materials will be put up throughout the year by the module co-ordinator on an ELE Trusts site. This site will also be used at the discretion of the individual lecturers for distribution of slides, and tests.
Other Learning Resources
Comprehensive bound module materials written by the lecturers as described above.