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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2015C: The Law of Torts

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

The aims of this module are

  1. to provide you with a clear understanding of the different types of legal obligation arising under the law of torts, and of the principles and rules governing the main types of tortious obligation;
  2. to provide you with an understanding of the social and political dimensions of some aspects of tort law;
  3. to enable you to read case law critically and use it in your own arguments;
  4. to provide you with the opportunity to argue a tort law case together with others.

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 knowledge of the different types of legal obligation arising under the law of torts.
2. Explain and apply the principles and rules governing the main types of tortious obligation.
3. Critically debate the current state of aspects of tort law in social and political context.
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Interpret and use case law in written and oral argument.
5. Use library and electronic resources, including journal articles and policy documents, to conduct research into legally complex areas.
Personal and Key Skills6. Collaborate in a team to develop and evaluate strategies for tackling a problem.
7. Distinguish evidence-based claims from unfounded assertions and use evidence to support your own claims and arguments.
8. Demonstrate effective and accurate written communication skills in a manner appropriate to the discipline / different contexts.