Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3150: Unjust Enrichment

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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

  1. History and introduction;
  2. Elements of the cause of action, enrichment, at the expense of;
  3. Unjust factors including such areas as mistake, compulsion, exploitation, and failure of performance;
  4. Defences including entitlement and change of position;
  5. Areas of continuing controversy including ignorance and the availability of proprietary remedies;
  6. Summary and revision.

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 activities2412 x 2 hour lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities4.53 x 1.5 hour workshops
Guided independent study55Individual reading and lecture follow-up
Guided independent study20Workshop preparation
Guided independent study40Assessment preparation
Guided independent study 6.5Formative exercise

Online Resources

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

Cases are available on Lexis and Westlaw