LAW-10033 - Obligations 2 - Torts
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

This module introduces you to the law of tort by studying the torts of negligence, nuisance, and trespass to the person. Negligence is concerned with careless behaviour that causes harm to others, and setting appropriate legal standards of care. Why is there a duty to care for your neighbour and how do the courts assess duty? How do the courts approach difficult problems such as compensating for psychiatric injury? How do you prove that the defendant┐s conduct was sufficiently careless to warrant the imposition of liability, and that it in fact caused harm? Nuisance, on the other hand, is concerned with conduct which causes an interference to a person;s land. In what circumstances will such conduct be unreasonable? Finally, the trespass to the person torts concern behaviour which involves intentional interference with a person. What degree of intention is required, and what sort of actions are considered intentional interferences? This module will tackle some of these real and difficult questions and introduce you to a key area of private law within the English legal system.

To introduce the basic principles of core aspects of the law of Torts, namely: negligence, nuisance and trespass to the person.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Deploy knowledge of the basic principles of Torts of negligence, nuisance, and trespass to the person: 1
Apply a critical perspective on key areas of negligence, nuisance, and trespass to the person: 1
Critique key legal principles and case law relevant to the torts of negligence, nuisance and trespass to the person.: 1
Apply critical reflection to skills and knowledge developed throughout the module.: 1

Study hours

Lectures - 20 hours
Tutorials - 6 hours
Revision session - 2 hours
Lecture and tutorial preparation - 52 hours
Formative - 10 hours
Assessment preparation and further reading - 60 hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Reflective Analysis weighted 100%
Reflective Analysis
A reflective analysis on a journal article and a case (selected from a choice) and the student's personal experience of critiquing academic literature. The students will analyse the content and argument of the two pieces selected and reflect upon how the skills and knowledge gained through the module, and their independent research, led to their conclusions. Students can submit the reflective analysis in audio format that does not exceed 20 minutes, or in a written form not exceeding 2000 words. The equivalency is consistent with KIITE principles. The audio options for this assessment provide students an opportunity to submit recordings of their reflections and are not presentations.