Law for Accounting and Finance (N1584)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

This module aims to develop your knowledge and skills in the understanding of the general legal framework, and of specific legal areas relating to business as well as recognising the need to seek further specialist legal advice where necessary.

The module is divided into four parts:

  • the English legal system
  • contractual obligations
  • tortious liability
  • the contract of employment.

The structure of the module is informed by:

  • ACCA Qualification Exam F4 (Eng) – Corporate and Business Law
  • ICAEW Certificate in Finance Accounting and Business (CFAB)
  • CIMA Paper CO5 – Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law.


71%: Lecture
29%: Seminar


60%: Coursework (Essay)
40%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 32 hours of contact time and 118 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2017/18. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: