Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW1004: The Law of Contract

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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 cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Introduction to English contract law, Agreement and Intention to Create Legal Relations

  • Consideration 

  • Enforceability and Terms of Contract

  • Exception Clauses  

  • Misrepresentation 

  • Mistake and Frustration 

  • Duress, Undue Influence and Unconscionable Bargain 

  • Remedies 

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 Activities3020 x 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities 2010 x 2 hour seminars
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activities 88 x 1 hour Q & A sessions
Guided Independent Study 149Individual reading, research and study
Guided Independent Study 62Summative assessments preparation
Guided Independent Study 31Formative assessments preparation

Online Resources

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

ELE – vle.exeter.ac.uk/