Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3041D: Trusts

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 cover some or all of the following topics:


  • Introduction to trusts and equity; creation of private trusts; classification of trusts and distinction of trusts from other legal concepts;
  • Requirements of certainty in relation to trusts, discretions andpowers of appointment;
  • Constructive and resulting trusts
  • Charities and non-charitable purpose trusts; unincorporated associations
  • Trustees’ duties and powers
  • Breach of trust and 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 Activities2222 x 1 hour Lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities13.59 x 1.5 hour syndicate workshops
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activities13.59 x 1.5 hour seminars
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities99 x 1 hour Q&A sessions
Guided independent study22Individual reading and lecture preparation
Guided Independent Study72Syndicate workshop preparation
Guided Independent study72Seminar preparation
Guided Independent study76Assessment preparation

Online Resources

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