Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2017B: Land Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.


NQF Level 5
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 Richard Bowyer (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


Land Law covers matters of fundamental importance to our society: the ownership of land and property, property rights and related obligations. On the module, you will study in depth the fundamental principles of English Land Law, focussing in particular on key rights that exist in relation to land. You will scrutinise the content of these rights, and consider the way in which the content requirements of each right have been developed through judicial decisions. In addition, you will study the formal and informal methods of acquiring rights over land, and the circumstances in which the burden of such rights will impact a third party purchaser.

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