Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2041: Equity and Trusts

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 trusts and equity; creation of private trusts; classification of trusts and distinction of trusts from other legal concepts;

  • Requirements of certainty in relation to trusts; powers of appointment;

  • Charities and non-charitable purpose trusts; unincorporated associations

  • Trustees’ duties and powers

  • Constructive and resulting trusts

  • Breach of trust and remedies

  • Secret trusts

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 activity2222 x 1 hour Lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity189 x 2 hour seminars
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity189 x 2 hour surgeries
Guided Independent Study189 x 2 hour syndicate meetings
Guided Independent Study10Individual reading and lecture preparation
Guided independent study72Syndicate preparation
Guided independent study60Assessment preparation
Guided independent study10Formative assessment (optional)
Guided independent study72Seminar Preparation

Online Resources

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