Tort Law Advanced 1 (M5002)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn 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 introduces you to tort and explores many the key elements and general principles of tort law.

The focus is predominantly on the law in England and Wales, but other jurisdictions and the socio-political context of Tort Law will be explored as appropriate.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


30%: Examination (Multiple choice questions)
70%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 24 hours of contact time and about 126 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 COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: