Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3083: Company Law Foundation

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


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Ms Charlie King (Convenor)


LAW1004 Law of Contract



Available via distance learning


Company Law is a subject of great practical and theoretical interest, with important links to business and to other areas of law.  Because of the importance of companies to the economy and society, it is also a subject that is continually part of the wider political debate. It would be all but impossible to go through life without dealing with companies (whether large or small): lawyers, business people, advisors, employees, customers, suppliers, creditors, politicians – all have to engage with companies at some level or another.  In this module, you will consider both private and public companies and examine the nature of the corporate form and the constitution and administration of companies, and will focus on the key players in the corporate drama – directors and shareholders – and their relationship to one another.

This module is open to undergraduate students with experience of studying law in England and Wales. Lectures are shared with Company Law (LAW3043: 30 credits).

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

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