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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2004B: Contract Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 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:


  • Formation of Contract (Formal Requirements; Offer and Acceptance)  

  • Consideration and Qualifications to Consideration (Waiver and Equitable Estoppel)  

  • Intention to Create Legal Relations  

  • Certainty and Clarity 

  •  Privity of Contract  

  • Terms of Contract  

  • Exception Clauses  

  • Performance and Breach  

  • Misrepresentation  

  • Mistake  

  • Unequal Bargaining (Duress; Undue Influence; Unconscionable Bargain)  

  • Frustration  

  • Illegality 

  • Remedies (Debt; Damages- kinds, measurement, contributory negligence, remoteness of damage, mitigation of loss, timing; Penalties; Restitution; Specific Performance; Injunction)

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 activities2222 x 1 hour Lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities13.59 x 1.5 hour seminars
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activities13.59 x 1.5 hour syndicate workshops
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activities99 x 1 hour Q & A sessions
Guided Independent study50Individual reading and lecture preparation
Guided Independent study50Syndicate Preparation
Guided Independent study50Seminar Preparation
Guided Independent study34Formative Assessment preparation
Guided Independent study58Summative assessment preparation

Online Resources

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