Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM120: General Principles of Insurance Law

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will include the following topics:

  • Introduction: the nature and purpose of insurance, reinsurance, types of insurance, the position of England within the international insurance marketplace
  • The law reform process: the 2012, 2015 and 2016 legislation
  • Insurable interest
  • Disclosure and Representations
  • Warranties and other terms
  • Claims and post-contractual good faith
  • Subrogation and contribution
  • Agency
  • Regulation: Statutory regulation and self-regulation
  • Dispute resolution: litigation, arbitration and the Financial Ombudsman Service

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 Activities3010 x 3 hour seminars involving lectures with discussion activities, individual and group presentations
Guided Independent Study180Individual research, reading and seminar preparation
Guided Independent Study90Assessment preparation (essay and presentation)

Online Resources

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