Company Law 1 (M5004)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

The module deals with the framework for company law and regulation in the United Kingdom. It addresses the foundational principles of company law.

It examines the nature of the company including:

  • separate legal personality and limited liability
  • the company’s constitution and internal relations
  • duties of the directors
  • transactions between the company and outsiders.

While Company Law is quite specific in content, it is useful in facilitating understanding of the economic and political context in which law develops.


50%: Lecture
50%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 20 hours of contact time and about 130 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: