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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3041D: Trusts

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:

  • Introduction to trusts and equity;
  • Creation of private trusts; classification of trusts and distinction of trusts from other legal concepts;
  • Requirements of certainty in relation to trusts, 
  • Charities and non-charitable purpose trusts; unincorporated associations
  • Trustees’ duties and powers
  • Constructive and resulting trusts;
  • Breach of trust 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 Activities3020 x 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activities2010 x 2 hour seminars
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activities88 x 1 hour Q&A sessions
Guided independent study149Individual reading, research and study
Guided Independent Study62Summative assessment preparation
Guided Independent study31Formative assessment preparation

Online Resources

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