Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW2015B: Law of Torts
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
The aim of this module is to develop your understanding of the law of torts, including its responsibility bases, the kinds of damage for which it permits a remedy and those for which it does not offer a remedy. Consideration will be given to the aims of tort law and some assessment made of its efficacy in achieving those aims.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Understand and critically reflect upon the operation of the contemporary law of torts within its social context;|
2. Develop the ability to use relevant information to understand how the law of torts operates and to apply their understanding to a range of different perspectives and concepts relating to tort law;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. Demonstrate knowledge of legal concepts and their contextual, social and political implications;|
4. Demonstrate the ability to apply legal knowledge to a problem / case study and to discuss it;
5. Demonstrate the ability to select and present in a coherent way, orally and in writing, relevant law and legal / theoretical arguments.
|Personal and Key Skills||6. Demonstrate effective and accurate written communication skills in a manner appropriate to the discipline / different contexts;|
7. Demonstrate effective and accurate oral communication skills in a manner appropriate to the discipline / different contexts;
8. Identify, retrieve and use efficiently a range of library-based and electronic resources with some guidance;
9. Demonstrate the ability to interact effectively within a team / learning group and to share information and ideas.
10. Demonstrate the ability to work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task.