LAW-10035 - Obligations 1 - Contract
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective






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LAW-20080 (Contract at Level 5)

Description for 2023/24

Contract Law is a very interesting subject which affects our everyday lives. It seeks to determine what counts as a binding promise and the extent to which the expectations of the person to whom the promise was made are protected. This module provides an introduction to the Law of Contract, exploring, among other things, the key elements of contract formation (such as offer, acceptance, consideration, intention to create legal relations, certainty), contract terms, the role of fairness in Contract Law and the way in which contract theory evaluates fairness.

To provide a critical understanding of the conceptual and analytical frameworks underpinning the law of contract

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

articulate a detailed knowledge of the substantial legal principles underpinning the law of Contract: 1
Undertake independent legal research analysing both contract law doctrines (including offer and acceptance, consideration, intention, certainty, privity), terms, exclusion clauses and contract theory (particularly market individualism, consumer welfarism, formalism and realism): 1
Analyse contract law doctrines in light of contract theory (particularly market individualism, consumer welfarism, formalism and realism): 1
Appraise specific cases under consideration (particularly in the areas of offer and acceptance, consideration, intention, certainty, privity, terms, exclusion clauses ) and their relevance to the development of related principles in Contract law: 1

Study hours

Lectures - 20 Hours
Tutorials - 6 hours
Revision - 2 hours
Tutorial preparation - 30 hours
Private study- 46
Problem question writing and research - 50 hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Assignment weighted 100%
2000 word Submission
The Assessment will require students to complete a longer form problem question, which requires them to identify key issues covered in the course, apply relevant case law, analyse the intersections between statute and common law where necessary. The problem will also require them to recognise and consider the role of judicial approaches and contract theory in the outcome taken.