Commercial Sales Law (M6001)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module examines the law relating to the sale of goods and cognate transactions.

Key aspects of the law relating to the sale of goods have been codified in the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Consumer Rights Act 2015 but knowledge of law of contract is also important here.

Prior knowledge of English Law of Contract is required and assumed.

Aspects of Commercial Law is not a pre-requisite for this module but there are synergies between the two modules and students are strongly encouraged to consider taking both modules.


52%: Lecture
48%: Seminar


100%: Examination (Distance examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 21 hours of contact time and about 129 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: