Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM089: Consumer Protection

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

Module Aims

The module aims to provide a critical understanding of the goals and instruments of consumer law, the emergence (and the tensions) of this ‘Europeanised’ regime, an overview of the realignment initiatives in this area and a deeper understanding of the enforcement issues (public and private as well as resort to ADR and ODR). The module aims to enable students to understand, assess and critically address the issues at stake in this area.

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. demonstrate deep, systematic and critical understanding of the role, aims and underlying principles of Consumer law;
2. demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the goals and instruments of Consumer law;
3. identify, explain, assess and analyse issues arising in the areas of Consumer law and identify and apply relevant legal rules and theories to those issues.
Discipline-Specific Skills4. demonstrate a high level of ability in selecting, integrating and presenting, coherently and reflectively, relevant law and legal/theoretical arguments;
5. demonstrate a high level of ability in integrating and assessing information from a wide variety of primary and secondary legal sources, using this to produce reasoned arguments and analysis in relation to legal issues.
Personal and Key Skills6. demonstrate effective, confident and autonomous ability to manage relevant learning resources/ information/ learning strategies, and develop your own reasoned arguments and opinions; and
7. communicate and engage in debate effectively and accurately, in a manner appropriate to the discipline and context.