LAW-20080 - Obligations 1 - Contract (Level 5)
Coordinator: Eliza C Varney Room: CBC1.019 Tel: +44 1782 7 33544
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733218

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations

Cannot be taken by students who completed Law-10035 Obligations 1 Contract (Level 4)

Description for 2022/23

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

demonstrate an awareness of principles and values of law and justice, and of the ethics relevant to the law of contract: 1
demonstrate an ability to produce a synthesis of relevant doctrinal and policy issues, presentation of a reasoned choice between alternative solutions and critical judgement of the merits of particular arguments on contract law doctrines (offer and acceptance, consideration, estoppel, intention, certainty, privity), terms, exclusion clauses and contract theory (particularly market individualism, consumer welfarism, formalism and realism): 1
demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of theories (particularly market individualism, consumer welfarism, formalism and realism), concepts, values, principles and rules of contract law within an institutional, social, national and global context: 1

Study hours

Lectures - 20 Hours
Tutorials - 6 hours
Revision - 2 hours
Tutorial preparation - 30 hours
Private study- 42 hours
Essay research and writing - 50 hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 100%
2,500 word Essay
Essay (2,500 words) from a choice of questions