Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2031: The Law of Obligations

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 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 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Greta Bosch (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


The Law of Obligations I course constitutes the second part of the LLB European (German) / Magister module. You will be taught in German, and the delivery will closely reflect the way in which law is taught in German universities. The course is intended to give you an insight into the basic principles governing German Civil Law and to provide you with a sound understanding of the first and part of the second book of the German Civil Code (BGB). The following issues are dealt with in more detail: formation of contracts, contractual capacity, void legal transactions, standard contract terms, agency, rescission, impossibility and delay of performance, pre-contractual liability and positive violation of a contractual duty. You are expected to acquire a confident grasp of these principles, developing an integrated understanding of German Civil Law. Tutorials are designed to help you build on and develop further the German methodology and case solving technique acquired during your first year in German Constitutional Law in readiness for your year abroad studying towards the German degree of Magister.   

Open only to LLB European (German)/ Magister students.

Law1014 is a pre-requisite.

Module created


Last revised

April 2012