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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3194C: The Law of Corporate Finance

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:

  • Equity and Loan Capital
  • Share Types and Shareholdings
  • Raising Equity and Issuing Debentures
  • Capital Maintenance & Reduction
  • Share Buy-Backs
  • Rules Against Financial Assistance
  • Loan Security (Registration and Priority of Charges)
  • Insolvency and Mechanisms of Corporate Rescue
  • Swelling Assets for Distribution on a Winding Up
  • Priority of Distribution on a Winding Up
  • Director Liability on Insolvency
  • Liability, Procedural Safeguards and Remedies

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 Activities 1010 x 1-hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities 2010 x 2-hour seminars
Guided Independent study 33Individual reading and lecture preparation
Guided Independent study 44Seminar preparation
Guided Independent study 13Formative written work preparation
Guided Independent study 30Summative written assessment preparation

Online Resources

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