Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW4017: Land Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to provide you with an in depth understanding of the
definition, acquisition and transfer of rights over land. In this module you will be required to study
primary legal sources, in particular statutes, and will be encouraged to think
critically about the law with reference to the views of academic commentators.

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. Identify and define comprehensively the various property rights that exist in relation to Land, and compare and classify estates and interests existing in the unregistered and registered land systems, their priorities, and dealings with third parties;
2. Evaluate critically the present principles of English Land Law, demonstrate critical awareness of areas where reform is needed and take account of the Law Commission's recommendations in discussing such reforms;
3. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the detailed provisions of property law statutes and use them to support your application and analysis of land law.
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of a range of complex and technical legal concepts and principles;
5. Demonstrate flexible ability to identify key elements of legal problems, identify their relative significance and select appropriate methods for investigating and critically evaluating them;
6. Demonstrate ability to select and present coherently and reflectively, orally and in writing, relevant law and legal / theoretical arguments.
Personal and Key Skills7. Demonstrate effective and accurate written and/or oral communication skills in a manner appropriate to the discipline / different contexts;
8. Identify, retrieve and use efficiently a range of library-based and electronic resources with minimum guidance;
9. Demonstrate ability to interact effectively and proactively within a team / learning group and to share information and ideas, and to manage disagreement
10. Demonstrate the ability to work independently, within a limited time frame, and to complete a specified task.