Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2015H: Law of Torts

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (9 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Matthew Channon (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


Tort law is a collection of misbehaviours or misadventures where the law deems it appropriate to intervene with civil remedies. For example, if a driver carelessly crashes into another car, they might be liable in the tort of negligence, and have to pay for any damage. If a defendant publishes a story which is derogatory of the claimant, they might be liable in the tort of defamation, and have to issue an apology. If a defendant plays loud music every night so that their neighbour cannot get any sleep, they might be liable in the tort of private nuisance, and be ordered to quieten down. This module will explore a range of important torts such as these. Also, tort law is one of the foundations of legal knowledge required for those wishing ultimately to practice as a barrister or solicitor in England and Wales.

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