Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2015: Law of Torts

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.


NQF Level 4
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr James Griffin (Convenor)

Dr Timon Hughes-Davies (Lecturer)


Students are normally required to have taken at least one of the following modules LAW1003, LAW1004, LAW1022



Available via distance learning


This module introduces you to an important area of civil law, concerned with the imposition by law upon persons of legal standards of conduct the breach of which permit an action for damages or some other personal remedy. The module examines both responsibility bases (intention, negligence and non-fault) and major forms of recognised damage.

This module is one of the seven foundations of legal knowledge required by the Law Society and it is therefore compulsory for all of you who wish to progress onto the Vocational Stage of Training to become a Solicitor or Barrister.

Most of you will be in the second year of the LLB programme, others will come from different schools within the University and have different relevant experience; others have experience of law courses, but are themselves from different legal traditions. The module is available to interdisciplinary pathways and Flexible Combined Honours students. It is suitable as both a part of the Qualifying Law Degree and also non-specialist programmes.

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