Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW1004: The Law of Contract

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 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 English contract law, Agreement and Intention to Create Legal Relations

  • Consideration 

  • Enforceability and Terms of Contract

  • Exception Clauses  

  • Misrepresentation 

  • Mistake and Frustration 

  • Duress, Undue Influence and Unconscionable Bargain 

  • 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 seminars
Scheduled learning and teaching13.59 x 1.5 hour syndicate workshops
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities99 x 1 hour Q & A sessions
Guided Independent Study189 x 2 hour syndicate meetings
Guided Independent Study18Syndicate meeting preparation
Guided Independent Study11ELE Study materials
Guided Independent Study51Seminar Preparation
Guided Independent Study86Exam Preparation
Guided Independent Study10Formative Exam Preparation
Guided Independent Study12Formative exercises
Guided Independent Study18Consolidation of Learning
Guided Independent Study18Lecture preparation

Online Resources

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