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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2004C: The Law of Contract

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Tim Dodsworth (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


So much of everyday life is regulated by a contract: for example, buying food, or a train ticket, renting a house, or getting a job. Contract also regulates multi-million pound transactions: for example, building a new airport, or commissioning a container ship, or the corporate take-over of another company. Knowledge of contract law is empowering in helping us to understand these transactions and resolve disputes. It is a central part of the law of the England and Wales, and is prescribed by the governing bodies of the professions (solicitors and barristers) as a foundation subject for a qualifying law degree. In this module, you will examine how to make a contract, what happens when a contract is broken, and which circumstances enable one of the parties to escape from a contract. The emphasis of this module will be on applying the rules and principles of contract law in context to real-life cases.

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