Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3041B: Trusts

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

Module Aims

The aims of the module are:

  • To achieve a critical understanding of the general principles of the law of Trusts, both in their own right and within the wider context of property law, and to do so by concentrating on selected topics which are studied in depth.
  • To achieve flexibility in the study of Trusts law, and selectivity within the considerable amount of material, so that problems in Trusts law can be correctly identified and addressed succinctly and accurately with full legal authority.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate detailed/comprehensive knowledge of the law relating to the law of Trusts and a substantial range of major concepts, values and principles relevant to its application;
2. compare, analyse and synthesise the principal rules and theories relating to the law of Trusts;
3. select and assess appropriate techniques of evaluation and evaluate selected aspects of the law of Trusts critically;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Demonstrate detailed / comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a range of complex and technical legal concepts and principles;
5. define complex legal problems, identify their relative significance and select appropriate methods for investigating and critically evaluating them ;
6. select, integrate and present coherently and reflectively, orally and in writing, relevant law and legal/theoretical arguments;
Personal and Key Skills7. Demonstrate engaged, effective and accurate written communication skills in a manner appropriate to the discipline / different contexts
8. Demonstrate engaged, effective and accurate oral communication skills in a manner appropriate to the discipline / different contexts
9. Identify, retrieve and use efficiently a range of library-based and electronic resources with minimum guidance;
10. Demonstrate ability to interact effectively and proactively within a team / learning group and to share information and ideas, and to manage conflict
11. Demonstrate the ability to work independently, within a limited time frame, to complete a specified task.