School of Law, Politics and Sociology

Law of Contract (M3003)

The Law of Contract

Module M3003

Module details for 2011/12.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Learning Outcomes

A successful learner will be able to demonstrate, 1. Knowledge of the legal principles related to the formation and content of a contract, the vitiating factors which may render a contract unenforceable or defective and the consequences of this and any breach in terms of remedies which may be available.2. Where appropriate, knowledge of the context of European law and UK law reform proposals.3. The ability to undertake basic research using library and electronic resources.4. The ability to write and present material in a structured format and apply relevant legal principles to solving hypothetical problems.

Module Outline

This course starts with formation (offer acceptance, consideration, intention to create legal relations and privity of contract). It then looks at the content of the contract (classification of terms, express terms, implied terms and exclusion clauses) before concluding with vitiating factors (misrepresentation, mistake, duress and undue influence and frustration).

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssaySpring Week 9 100.00%
Unseen ExaminationSummer Term80.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Undergraduate Academic YearSeminar1 hour010101010100
Undergraduate Academic YearLecture1 hour222222222200
Undergraduate Academic YearSeminar1 hour101010101000

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

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