Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2017: Land Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.


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

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

Academic staff

Dr Rachel Pimm-Smith (Convenor)

Dr Richard Bowyer (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


Land Law covers matters of fundamental importance to our society: the ownership of land and property, property rights and related obligations. In this module you will study in depth the fundamental principles of land law, focussing in particular on key rights which exist in relation to land. You will develop an understanding of the principles underlining land law and scrutinise how these principles have changed over time and how they have been shaped by society. In addition, you will study the formal and informal methods of acquiring rights over land, and the circumstances in which the burden of such rights will impact a third-party purchaser.

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