Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM089: Consumer Protection

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


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Joasia Luzak (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This module explores the theoretical and historical underpinnings of consumer protection, but mainly focuses on how it operates (and fails to operate) today, informing you about consumer rights and traders’ obligations in various consumer transactions. It will provide an introduction to the substantive law of consumer sale, product liability, travel contracts, unfair commercial practices, unfair contract terms, dispute resolution, and consumer credit. The module also explores the application of consumer law to emerging technologies. Moreover, this module familiarises you with the need to consider economic and behavioural research findings when critically analysing the effectiveness of adopted consumer protection measures. LAWM089 Consumer Protection is particularly suited to students with a specialisation in Commercial Law and an interest in commercial practice, corporate governance and/or behavioural studies.

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