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Postgraduate Module Descriptor


LAWM107: EU Motor Insurance

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content and order of syllabus coverage may vary, it is envisaged that it will include the following topics:

  • The history of the compulsory insurance regime in the UK, from the Road Traffic Act 1930 to the Road Traffic Act 1988.
  • The history of the EU scheme for compulsory insurance tracing the development of the scheme through the six Motor Insurance Directives.
  • The relationship between the insuring obligation and liability imposed by tort law.
  • The scheme for compensating the victims of uninsured and untraced drivers.
  • The issues raised where a claim has European cross-border implications as where an overseas motorist causes injury in the UK, where a UK motorist causes injury abroad and where a UK national suffers injury abroad in Europe.
  • Third party claims against insurers.
  • The approach of the judiciary to European law consistent construction of our national law provision.
  • The private and public law remedies for infringements of the European Directives on motor insurance.
  • The possible implications of Brexit.
  • The likely implications of new automated driving technologies.

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
302700

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

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities30Ten lectures/seminars of three hoursÂ’ duration (format depending on class size). If the numbers are relatively small, a variety of different methods will be used, including presentation of papers.
Guided independent study100Preparation for lectures/seminars. Exactly how this split works will depend upon the numbers.
Guided independent study100Post-lecture/seminar reading
Guided independent study20Preparation for formative
Guided independent study50Preparation for summative

Online Resources

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

BAILII

Europa

Motor Insurers Bureau website