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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2004C: Contract Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan


Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:




  • Formation of Contract (Formal Requirements; Offer and Acceptance)  
  • Consideration   
  • Intention to create legal relations  
  • Certainty   
  • Privity of contract  
  • Terms of the contract and the interpretation of terms
  • Exclusion clauses 
  • Green contracts
  • Performance and breach  
  • Misrepresentation  
  • Mistake  
  • Unequal bargaining (duress; undue influence; unconscionable bargain)  
  • Frustration  
  • Illegality  
  • Remedies
  • Negotiation 


Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity2222 x 1 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity2211 x 2 hour seminars
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity10Workshop activities
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity126 x 2hr peer led ‘law firm’ meetings
Guided Independent Study88Lecture preparation
Guided Independent Study88Seminar and workshop preparation
Guided Independent Study10Formative essay preparation
Guided Independent Study48Summative assessment preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).