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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3161H: Commercial 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:


  • Introduction to commercial law and purposes of commercial law
  • Sources of domestic commercial sales: English law and SOGA 1979,
  • Formation of the contract
  • Performance of the contract: implied terms, transfer of risk and property
  • Rejection and remedies for breach of contract
  • Agency law: introduction and the external relationship (relation between the principal and the third party)

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 2211 x 2 hour workshops
Scheduled learning and teaching 22 x 1 hour assessment preparation and feedback/feedforward sessions
Guided independent study86Workshop preparation
Guided independent study40Assessment preparation

Online Resources

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

  • ELE – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages