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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3017C: Land Law

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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

  • The distinction between real and personal property
  • Registered land:
    • The register
    • Registrable interests
    • Minor interests
    • Overriding interests
    • Overreaching beneficial interests
  • Unregistered interests in land
  • Leases and licences
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Planning
  • Covenants
  • Easements
  • Mortgages
  • Co-ownership
  • Proprietary estoppel
  • Adverse possession

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 Activities1818 x 1-hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities25.517 x 1.5-hour teacher-led seminars
Guided Independent Study816 x 0.5-hour peer led 'law firm' meetings
Guided Independent Study85Lecture preparation
Guided Independent Study95Seminar preparation
Guided Independent Study68.5Summative assessment preparation

Online Resources

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