Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3043: Company Law

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


NQF Level 6
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Ms Charlie King (Convenor)


LAW1004 Law of Contract



Available via distance learning


An understanding of Company Law is an asset to anyone: companies, whether for good or bad, are now an essential feature of our economy and society and a frequent topic of political and wider debate.  If you intend to practise in law or follow a business or commercial path, a detailed understanding of Company Law is essential, while even if you have different career aspirations, an appreciation of Company Law allows you a better understanding of legal, business and financial regulation and can empower you as employee, customer, supplier or creditor. This module looks at issues arising throughout the life of the company, from formation to liquidation.  In this module, considering both private and public companies, you will examine the nature of the corporate form, the constitution, administration and management of companies, directors’ duties, shareholder remedies, corporate responsibility, corporate capital, corporate insolvency and directors’ liability on insolvency.  You will consider topics that concern both the internal operation of a company (and the relationships within a company), and the external activities of a company (and the company’s engagement with the wider world).

This module is open to undergraduate students with experience of studying law in England and Wales. Lectures in the first term are shared with Company Law Foundation (LAW3083). Pre-requisite: LAW1004 Law of Contract.

Please note that you cannot choose to take BEA3015 ‘Corporate Law’ in conjunction with this module.

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