Equity & Trusts 1 (M5027)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

This module will explore the development of the equitable rules, principles and case law necessary to create a valid express trust.

You will then consider the nature and responsibilities of trustees and fiduciaries followed by the study of some of the processes and remedies available to a beneficiary where trust property has been misappropriated.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 25 hours of contact time and about 125 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.