Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3043: Company Law

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

It is envisaged that the syllabus will include the following topics in the following order although precise content and order may vary.

Introduction business enterprise and the company

Corporate form and structure: corporate personality and lifting the veil of incorporation; the company’s constitution

Ownership and control: shareholders, directors and decision-making; corporate governance

Duties and remedies: directors' duties; shareholder remedies

Dealing with the outside world:  contractual, tortious and criminal responsibility; corporate social responsibility

Capital: share capital; loan capital

Corporate Insolvency: insolvency and corporate rescue; winding up of companies; liability of directors on insolvent liquidation

Revision session

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 activity4623 x 2 hour Lectures (including introductory and revision sessions)
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity96 x 1.5 hour Workshops
Guided Independent Study120Individual reading and lecture preparation
Guided Independent Study35Workshop preparation
Guided Independent Study80Assessment preparation
Guided Independent Study10Formative assessment

Online Resources

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

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk