Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW4017: Land Law

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

It is envisaged that the syllabus will include the following topics in the following order although precise content and order may vary.


Term One 

1: Introductory concepts; Unregistered Land System
2: Registered Land System 
3: Licences and Leases 
4: Easements 
5: Estoppel 

Term Two 

6: Freehold Covenants 
7: Mortgages
8: Trusts of Land 

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity4623 x 2 hour Lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity96 x 1.5 hour Workshops
Guided Independent study120Individual reading and lecture preparation
Guided Independent study35Workshop Preparation
Guided Independent study80Assessment Preparation
Guided Independent study102 x Formative Essays

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).