Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2004: The Law of Contract

This module descriptor refers to the 2015/6 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.


1. Introduction
2. Formation of Contract (Formal Requirements; Offer and Acceptance)
3. Consideration and. Qualifications to Consideration (Waiver and Equitable Estoppel)
4. Intention to Create Legal Relations
5. Certainty and Clarity
6. Privity of Contract
7. Terms of Contract
8. Exception Clauses
9. Performance and Breach
10. Misrepresentation
11. Mistake
12. Unequal Bargaining (Duress; Undue Influence; Unconscionable Bargain)
13. Frustration
14. Illegality
15. Remedies (Debt; Damages- kinds, measurement, contributory negligence, remoteness of damage, mitigation of loss, timing; Penalties; Restitution; Specific Performance; Injunction)

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
55245 0

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

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activities 4623 x 2 hour Lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activities96 x 1.5 hour Interactive Workshops
Guided Independent study 120Individual reading and lecture preparation
Guided Independent study35Workshop Preparation
Guided Independent study80Assessment Preparation
Guided Independent study10Formative Assessment

Online Resources

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