Law of Tort (M3402)

30 credits, Level 4

Autumn and spring teaching

In broad terms, the Law of tort is the area of civil law primarily concerned with providing a remedy to persons who have been wrongfully harmed by the conduct of others. This module explores a number of the most important areas of tort law, for example negligence, nuisance, trespass to the person, liability for dangerous premises, liability for psychiatric harm and employers' liability.

The module will consider these and other areas as they are approached by the courts in England and Wales, to some extent the approach of other legal jurisdictions and also the social and political context of tort law.


70%: Lecture
30%: Seminar


10%: Examination (Unseen examination)
90%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 57 hours of contact time and 243 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. 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.