Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2115C: Legal Foundations for Sustainable Business

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

While the module’s precise content may vary, it is anticipated that it will cover the following topics:


  • Introduction to law for non-lawyers
  • The Law of Contract
  • Corporate Governance
  • Employment Law
  • Corporate Liability (including Torts such as defamation, nuisance and negligence and criminal offences)
  • Health & Safety at work

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 Activity11Lectures (11 x 1 hours)
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity12Workshops (6 x 2 hours)
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity3Surgeries (3 x 1 hour)
Guided Independent Study70Preparation of assignments
Guided Independent Study54Preparing for workshops and reading around the topics covered

Online Resources

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

ELE – vle.exeter.ac.uk/