Undergraduate Module Descriptor


LAW2015: Law of Torts

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

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to develop your understanding of the law of torts, including the different types of tort and their responsibility bases, the kinds of damage for which it permits a remedy and those for which it does not offer a remedy. Consideration will be given to the aims of tort law and some assessment made of its efficacy in achieving those aims.

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. Understand and critically reflect upon the operation of the contemporary law of torts within its social context;
2. Use relevant information to understand how the law of torts operates and to apply their understanding to a range of different perspectives and concepts relating to tort law;
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Demonstrate knowledge of legal concepts and their contextual, social and political implications;
4. Apply legal knowledge to a problem / case study and to discuss it;
5. Select and present in a coherent way, orally and in writing, relevant law and legal / theoretical arguments.
Personal and Key Skills6. Demonstrate effective and accurate written communication skills in a manner appropriate to the discipline / different contexts;
7. Demonstrate effective and accurate oral communication skills in a manner appropriate to the discipline / different contexts;
8. Identify, retrieve and use efficiently a range of library-based and electronic resources with some guidance;
9. Interact effectively within a team / learning group and to share information and ideas.
10. Work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task.