Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3019: Commercial Law

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content and order of syllabus coverage may vary, it is envisaged that it will include some of the following topics:-


Introduction to commercial law

Agency: internal and external relationship 

Sale of goods

Sources of international commercial sales: English law and SOGA 1979, Incoterms, CIF and FOB contracts, 1980 Vienna Convention on International sale of goods

Creation of the contract: incorporation of standard terms and transport obligations

Transfer of risk and property

Seller’s duty re the goods and documents

Bills of lading

Letters of credit

Rejection and remedies for breach of contract


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 activities4822 x 2 hour Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities96 x 1.5 hour workshops
Guided independent study112Individual reading and lecture preparation
Guided independent study37Workshop preparation
Guided independent study82Assessment preparation
Guided independent study 17Formative assessment

Online Resources

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

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/